Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Layton, Blackpool

Residents in Layton launched a campaign to halt plans to build a new 10,000 sq ft (1,363 sq m) Tesco store and 50 car park spaces on the site of the Windmill pub. The Layton Traders Association organised a public meeting and more than 3,500 people signed a petition against the proposal.


United Kingdom
53° 49' 17.6916" N, 3° 1' 25.3992" W
Lancashire GB

Campaign Updates
Layton, Blackpool

22 September 2014
Tesco submits revised plans for houses


Revised plans to build homes alongside a foodstore have been submitted to Blackpool Council. Tesco was grantedplanning permission in 2013 to build on an area of land between its store on Westcliffe Drive and Wembley Avenue in Layton. However the scheme has not gone ahead, and now the chain has put forward updated proposals for the site. It would see two semi-detached two-bedroomed bungalows built on the land.

6 September 2010
Councillors approve application

 But Tesco submitted a further application, which attracted 337 objection letters.

3 May 2010
Appeal withdrawn and new application granted

Tesco lodged an appeal against the decision. However, this was subsequently withdrawn.

2 November 2009
Application refused

Blackpool Council's development control committee voted unanimously to reject the application. Officers recommended the application be turned down as it would be damaging to nearby shops and go against policies aimed at protecting district shopping centres, stating that there was "no overriding need for the Tesco store in this location".