Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Longton, Staffordshire

Local traders are opposing Asda's plans for a new store after claiming the multi-million pound development will kill off trade. Traders in Longton claim Asda's proposals to build a supermarket on the outskirts of the town centre will draw customers away from their shops and in turn devastate footfall.

Asda mooted a move to Longton in 2011 before returning in 2013 with revised plans following discussions between designers, highways officers and planners at Stoke-on-Trent City Council. Part of the revision was to improve the gateway from the complex, which will also include a medical surgery, into the centre of the town. However since the bid was re-lodged with the authority, businesses have contacted the city council outlining their objections to the complex.

United Kingdom
52° 59' 17.2932" N, 2° 8' 0.2688" W
Staffordshire GB

Campaign Updates
Longton, Staffordshire

29 July 2017
Surgery to be demolished for Lidl store

Willow Bank Surgery is set to be demolished as part of Lidl's plans to relocate its Longton store from The Strand.

17 April 2014
Plans approved