Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Midsomer Norton, Somerset

Tesco was refused permission to double the size of its Paulton store in Midsomer Norton. The plans would have seen the retail space increased by 22,000 sq ft.

Traders in Midsomer Norton vowed to fight the plans fearing it could be the final straw for the already-ailing High Street. Tesco submitted a planning application to Bath and North East Somerset Council in October. A total of 125 letters objecting to the planning application  were received.



United Kingdom
51° 17' 21.8616" N, 2° 30' 32.4108" W
Somerset GB

Campaign Updates
Midsomer Norton, Somerset

17 September 2013
Terrace Hill plans will include supermarket
4 March 2013
Sainsbury's plans refused

Sainsbury’s plans for a store at Westfield refused by B&NES’ Planning Committee, mainly on the grounds that a store of this size selling non-food goods could severely affect trade in both Midsomer Norton and Radstock.

1 September 2012
Terrace Hill plan supermarket

Terrace Hill Group agreed a deal to buy the site of of paper bag factory and build a 50,000 sq ft food store.

19 January 2012
Tesco plans refused

Bath and North East Somerset Council turned down the application, citing fears that the planned expansion into non-food lines would have a harmful impact on trade in Midsomer Norton town centre. Concerns were also raised about a lack of information on the impact on roads, loss of farm land, environmental damage, and a lack of provision for pedestrians and cyclists.