Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Liverpool, Merseyside

In August 2009 residents, businesses and councillors mounted a strong campaign to stop Tesco opening an Express store in Hope Street.  In the face of growing public concern that it was not in keeping with the historic street and conservation area, Tesco withdrew its application in early September 2009. It confirmed that it will not submit any further planning applications on Hope Street, after talks with businesses, residents and councillors of the area revealed the strength of feeling. Tesco said “Our designs needed amending to be more in keeping with the conservation area, so we have decided to look for an alternative site.” 


United Kingdom
53° 24' 30.1356" N, 2° 59' 29.6628" W
Liverpool GB

Campaign Updates
Liverpool, Merseyside

19 September 2017
Tesco wants to open a store in Liverpool's Williamson Square

The supermarket chain has applied for a supermarket premises licence to sell alcohol at 21-25 Williamson Square, which is the new block next to the JobCentre and directly behind Marks & Spencer.