Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Morpeth, Northumberland

Morpeth and District Chamber of Trade opposed Tesco's plans on the basis that they are on the outskirts of the town rather than in the town centre, and that they could have a significant adverse impact on businesses in the town.

In May 2009 the Chamber launched the Hands of Our Town (HOOT) initiative.

Northumberland
United Kingdom
55° 10' 7.2192" N, 1° 41' 3.6276" W
Northumberland GB

Campaign Updates
Morpeth, Northumberland

27 October 2016
Plan for homes and supermarket on Morpeth County Hall site
1 June 2010
Tesco and Sainsbury's were both refused planning permission

For stores in Morpeth at a special meeting of Northumberland County Council's North area planning committee. Councillors accepted the arguments of local people and planning officers that the Tesco and Sainsbury's bids for out-of-town sites would harm the centre of Morpeth.

3 March 2008
Tesco announced plans for a 20,000 sq ft store