Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Leven, Fife

Tesco teamed up with Pfaudler-Balfour parent firm Robbins and Myres UK to lodge a planning application with Fife Council for a new store at land to the south of the Pfaudler-Balfour site in Leven’s Riverside Road. The proposals also involved the partial demolition of an industrial building.

Leven Business Association tabled a series of concerns with Fife Council, following a survey of members’ view. Town centre shopkeepers feared the pledge of more jobs being created may prove hollow. Please see an article in Fife Today, 24th August 2011.

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56° 11' 46.752" N, 2° 59' 47.6808" W
Fife GB

Campaign Updates
Leven, Fife

28 October 2014
Tesco shelves plans

Tesco has blamed changes in customer shopping habits for its decision, saying more people were choosing to shop online and in convenience stores.

27 February 2013
Plans approved

Fife Council approved Tesco's plans despite councillors expressing some concerns about the impact on smaller retailers in the town centre. Tesco still requires to conclude a legal agreement with the Council on a number of conditions – including payments towards employment initiatives, town centre and transport improvements, and public art.