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.