Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Knowle, Bristol

In December 2008 an online petition was launched against plans to redevelop the Friendship pub in Knowle into a Tesco Express store. Shopkeepers and residents were concerned that the new branch will ruin local businesses.



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Campaign Updates
Knowle, Bristol

21 October 2010
Car park approved, but store front refused

The application was considered again at the end of July and Councillors gave consent for the pub garden to be turned into a  12-space car park. However, in October 2010 Councillors refused to give Tesco permission for a new shopfront.

18 May 2009
Heritage application

Bristol Civic Society applied to English Heritage to have the Friendship pub listed.

16 February 2009
Public meeting and peition

More than 130 attended a public meeting in February 2009 to discuss the proposal and more than 1,600 people signed the petitions. The plans for the pub and the car park were considered by the Council's Development Control Committee in April and the committee asked Tesco to revise its plans for a 12-space car park.