Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Parkhead, Sheffield

Residents of the Parkhead area of Sheffield mounted a strong campaign against plans for a Tesco Express store on the site of the old Parkhead garage in Ecclesall Road South. The plans were first submitted in 2009.

A petition with 1,800 names was submitted to the Town Hall citing concerns about the implications for traffic on a busy 40mph arterial road.

Tesco submitted a revised proposal for a 1,300 sq m supermarket and housing development in 2009. But the Planning committee refused the application on the grounds the proposed building was too big for the site.

A third application was submitted in 2014 and attracted a petition with 2,750 signatures opposing the plans.



United Kingdom
53° 22' 21.6444" N, 1° 28' 19.8048" W
Sheffield GB

Campaign Updates
Parkhead, Sheffield

26 March 2015
Plans refused

Plans to build a convenience store on the site of a former garage on Ecclesall Road South have been refused for the third time.Councillors threw out the plans on highways grounds, similar to previous reasons for refusal given in 2012, despite the new proposals allowing for lorries to pull off the road to make deliveries. There were also concerns over the change of use involved in using a semi-detached house next to the former garage as space for offices and staff facilities.

19 March 2015
Planning officers recommend approval
30 January 2014
Tesc makes third attempt to secure planning permission

Tesco says it has scaled back the proposed redevelopment of the site of the old Parkhead garage in Ecclesall Road South, near Abbey Lane, and increased car parking in an attempt to counter previous reasons for council refusal.

24 September 2012
Application refused

Because of the extra noise and traffic it would create.

1 May 2012
Tesco submits application