Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Market Drayton, Shropshire

In January 2011 nearly 600 people signed a petition opposing plans by Sainsbury’s to open up a new supermarket. They feared it would harm the vitality of the town centre.

Sainsbury's submitted plans to Shropshire Council for a new retail outlet at the former ATS Euromaster tyre depot in Shrewsbury Road.


United Kingdom
52° 54' 33.948" N, 2° 28' 49.5588" W
Shropshire GB

Campaign Updates
Market Drayton, Shropshire

10 December 2013
Sainsbury's approved, Tesco plans rejected
15 October 2013
Councillors defer decision until a later date
9 October 2013
Planners back Sainsbury's plans

Instead of a rival Tesco store. Officers at Shropshire Council have recommended approval for a Sainsbury’s at the Vicon Work Industrial Estate. But proposals by Danbank Developments for a Tesco on Greenfields Lane have been recommended for refusal.

26 August 2013
Sainsbury's remains committeed to Vicon Works site
29 July 2013
Plans for store off Greenfields Lane go on show

Tesco is believed to be behind the plans, which are in direct competition with proposals submitted by bosses at Sainsbury’s for a store on the other side of the town, at the Vicon Works Industrial Unit off the A53.

20 June 2013
Danbank Developments submit application

Danbank Developments Ltd asked Shropshire Council for permission to create a 30,200 sq f supermarket off Greenfields Lane in Market Drayton. The Danbank application is a developer led site without an end user.

31 May 2013
Supermarket chains eyeing up site off Greenfields Lane

Developers says they have three supermarkets interested in moving onto this site. A pre-planning application has been submitted and a full application is expected to be completed in the coming weeks.

24 May 2013
Sainsbury's application has been called-in

The application by Sainsbury’s for a store on the Vicon Works Industrial Estate off the A53, which was submitted last year, has been called in by the North Shropshire Planning Committee.

18 November 2011
Plans approved