Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Ledbury, Herefordshire

In 2011 Tesco announced plans to build a hypermarket that will dwarf its current supermarket in Ledbury.

In August Sainsbury's announced plans to build a large out of town superstore on Ledbury By-Pass, directly over the road from the site of a proposed Tesco superstore. Sainsbury’s submit plans which include proposals for a petrol station, a cafe and a 270 space car park. Herefordshire Council planning officers recommended the application is refused.

A campaign group Ledbury Opposes Tesco Superstore (LOTS), was established. 3,255 local people signed a petition opposed to the application.

Herefordshire County of
United Kingdom
52° 2' 4.254" N, 2° 25' 20.946" W
Herefordshire County of GB

Campaign Updates
Ledbury, Herefordshire

15 September 2016
Aldi plans approved
7 April 2016
Town Council support Aldi application
7 March 2016
Aldi submits planning application for new store

A PLANNING application for a new supermarket on the New Mills industrial estate in Ledbury has been submitted by Aldi this week.

12 August 2013
New supermarket plans

PLK Properties wants to build  30,000 sq ft supermarket in the Lawnside Road area but the majority of residents are adamant they don’t want any development on the recreation ground. A community bid has been launched to save key buildings and the recreation ground from developers.

1 February 2012
Sainsbury's plans rejected

 Herefordshire Councillors vote 12 votes to 6 to reject the application.

7 November 2011
Tesco withdraw application

24 hours before the authority's full planning committee were going to consider it.

11 July 2011
Tesco submits plans