Tesco currently has a large store in the town centre of Macclesfield, an even larger store on the edge of the town and a Metro opened on one of the main arteries into the town.
In 2012 Tesco applied for permission to build a new store, double the size - 100,000 sq feet - adjacent to their (45,000 sq ft) existing edge of town store. They then plan to convert their old store into a small retail park for the sale of bulky goods.
Several local independent groups sprung up to campaign against the proposed development and the Make it Macclesfield Forum - a group of concerned locals intent on improving Macclesfield for residents and visitors - is backing their efforts.
In June planning officers recommended the plans be refused. Read more here.