Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Macclesfield, Cheshire

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. 

United Kingdom
53° 15' 7.4484" N, 2° 7' 42.9636" W
Cheshire GB

Campaign Updates
Macclesfield, Cheshire

23 June 2017
Lidl announces plans for a store
15 October 2015
80,000 sq ft supermarket set to get go ahead

A proposal to build an 80,000 sq ft supermarket and hundreds of homes as part of the first phase of a major regeneration scheme near Macclesfield is set to get the go-ahead despite concerns about the size of the store.

12 December 2013
Tesco withdraws plans

Tesco's latest application for a new store has been withdrawn days before it was due to be heard by the Strategic Planning Board.

4 June 2013
One Stop store opens

A One-Stop Shop opened at the site of the former Traveller’s Rest pub. The convenience store chain has been a subsidiary of Tesco since 2003 and opponents say it amounts to a fourth Tesco store in the town.