Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Pontyclun, Rhondda Cynon Taf

In 2007 Tesco applied for an Express store in the village of Pontyclun, despite there already being a huge Tesco Extra store less than two miles away. A public meeting was held on January 24th 2007, and drew a large crowd of over 200 people, with the vast majority opposing the plans. Issues raised included the proximity to the local primary school, and the possible demise of a thriving improving area into another cloned centre - Pontyclone.




Rhondda Cynon Taf
United Kingdom
51° 31' 17.6844" N, 3° 23' 35.862" W
Rhondda Cynon Taf GB

Campaign Updates
Pontyclun, Rhondda Cynon Taf

10 November 2007
Appeal Granted

The Planning Inspector ruled that the developer's, Beckerly Holdings, could now proceed on behalf of Tesco.

10 May 2007
Application refused

Because of objections from the Highway's Department.  However, the Chair of the Committee announced that the developer had lodged an appeal with the Welsh Planning Inspectorate that same day, before the meeting, because the LPA had not given a decision in the statutory time.