Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Ludlow, Shropshire

Members of Keep Ludlow Local have posted sign-up forms in shops around the town centre to help traders and customers object to plans for a 26,000 sq ft supermarket that is being proposed for Rocks Green.

It has emerged that a full planning application for the store could be made within 10 days, after Shropshire Council officers ruled an environmental survey at the site would not be necessary.

The campaign group is made up of  members of organisations such as the Ludlow Chamber of Commerce, Ludlow Town Council, Ludlow Civic Society, Ludlow Town Centre Residents Association, South Shropshire Green Party and Ludlow Conservation Committee


United Kingdom
52° 22' 3.8964" N, 2° 42' 50.0868" W
Shropshire GB

Campaign Updates
Ludlow, Shropshire

11 March 2017
Community Secretary does not call in application

Meaning next stage is full planning permission which must be submitted within 3years.

8 February 2017
Plans approved
1 February 2017
Revised plans recommended for approval
28 December 2016
Scaled down supermarket plans unveiled
14 October 2016
Complaint to be made against Shropshire Council on Ludlow supermarket decision

A formal complaint will be raised against Shropshire Council officers for stopping a decision over Ludlow’s out-of-town supermarket.

11 October 2016
Decision deferred
20 September 2016
Decision on plans expected in October
27 July 2016
Midshire Co-operative objects to new supermarket plans

Midshires Co-operative has added to its objection to the supermarket proposed by Blackfriars at Dun Cow.


13 October 2015
Tesco plan to buy back Ludlow store

The town's Tesco store could be among the first to be bought back by the company after it sold nearly 70 of its supermarket buildings off to other owners and then leased them back to free up money invested in the properties.

13 January 2015
Full outline plan submitted

A full outline plan has been produced for the 25,000sq ft (2,322sqm) store at Rocks Green, which if built would be the biggest supermarket in the town. There has been no announcement of what chain would take on the store, but developers say they have “no doubt” a major operator will be signed if planning consent is granted.

18 November 2014
Supermarket plans could be submitted within 10 days