Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Poole, Dorset

Tesco plans to open an Express store in a recently closed pub on the Sandbanks peninsula, in the harbour area of Poole.

Residents have have questioned the increase in noise and traffic caused by lorries making deliveries and the fact that there is already a Tesco Express a mile away at Lilliput. We have 3 larger Tescos not far away - Westbourne, Tower Park and Fleetsbridge in Poole.

Residents have set up a facebook page opposing the plans and organised a petition.

United Kingdom
50° 42' 31.0824" N, 1° 59' 13.7472" W
Dorset GB

Campaign Updates
Poole, Dorset

16 June 2016
Plans for Co-op store recommended for approval

Plans to demolish Poole’s landmark Sea View Hotel and replace it with a convenience store and homes have been recommended for were more than 100 representations about the plans following a public consultation. Most objected on grounds including congestion, the loss of the pub and anti-social behaviour.

23 July 2013
Sandbanks traders accuse Tesco of agressive sales techniques
16 May 2013
Tesco plans to open in July

It didn't need planning permission but did submit four applications for minor changes, which include a cash point, shop frontage, cycle stands, 6ft fencing, new windows and air conditioning units.