Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Newport, Monmouthshire

April 2009 - Over 500 people objected to Tesco plans to open an Express store in a disused pub, the Black Horse Inn on Somerton Road. The planning committee rejected the application.

October 2010 -Tesco re-submitted plans.

10th November 2010 - Newport Council Planning committee voted against the application to alter windows and doors. 

June 2011 - Tesco appealed the decision and the Planning Inspectorate approved the application stating that under the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 the change of use from a public house to a retail shop is a permitted development and does not need planning permission. The appeal application relates to the proposed physical alterations to the building only, which were to install a new shop front and minor external alterations. Tesco won the appeal but did not start work on the pub.

24th April 2014 - pub now being demolished with developer wanting to use the land for housing.

United Kingdom
51° 33' 23.6952" N, 3° 0' 27.0252" W
Monmouthshire GB

Campaign Updates
Newport, Monmouthshire

19 November 2015
Outline planning permission for former Sainsbury's site

£60m regeneration scheme for the former Sainsbury’s site at Crindau, Newport, gets outline planning permission from Newport City Council for a 601-bedroom student housing complex, 142 flats and a hotel.

27 March 2013
Say No to Morrisons

A campaign group "Say No to Morrisons" against building another supermarket in Newport tried to get a court order to quash the plans, although the store was under construction. The Morrisons supermarket which is being built at the Lysaghts Institute is the subject of a judicial review at Cardiff Civil Justice Centre after a group of traders and residents claim Newport council acted unlawfully in granting planning permission, including claims the council did not provide a proper environmental impact assessment regarding the proposed development. 


9 July 2012
Judicial Review refused

The judge refused permission for a full judicial review to take place.