Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Lewes Road, Brighton

Residents near Lewes Road in Brighton were dismayed to learn that the redevelopment of the Community Garden on the site of the former ESSO filling station would be likely to include a Tesco store. At the end of June 2010 the Community Garden had to be vacated in the face of court action.

Local residents and Councillors launched a boycott pledge to help bring pressure upon Tesco not to open a store as it will be proved a failure.


Brighton and Hove
United Kingdom
50° 49' 59.7504" N, 0° 7' 41.6316" W
Brighton and Hove GB

Campaign Updates
Lewes Road, Brighton

26 June 2014
Tesco gets alcohol license

The new proposed Tesco store at the site of former discount furniture shop in Lewes Road in Brighton was granted permission to sell alcohol between 8am and 11pm seven days a week at a Brighton and Hove City Council licensing panel.The store is just a few hundred yards from the site where a community garden was set up in protest against plans for another Tesco store. Rival Morrisons eventually moved into the garden site but with strict restrictions on alcohol sales preventing them from displaying booze at the front of the shop and from offering cut-price drink deals. 

16 September 2010
Tesco not proceeding

Following a meeting with Green Party MP Caroline Lucas Tesco announced it would not be proceeding with a store on the site. Tesco pointed out that it didn't own the land, and nor was it the developer.