Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Queensbury, Halifax

Tesco first submitted an application for a 60,000 sq ft hypermarket and additional petrol station in Queensbury, between Halifax and Bradford in 2006.  Permission already existed for a smaller store at a nearby site. For further information, please see local media coverage, read Steve Parfett's submission to Bradford Borough Council, and email Steve Parfett.



United Kingdom
53° 45' 59.6592" N, 1° 50' 22.2828" W
Calderdale GB

Campaign Updates
Queensbury, Halifax

1 June 2009
Application granted

Bradford City Council planning committee approved another application by Tesco in June 2009.

1 December 2008
Application refused

In December 2008 the Evening Courier reported that the Council planning officer was recommending that Councillors approve the application. However, later in December the Bradford Council Planning Committee voted six to one against the plans.

1 May 2008
Second application lodged

In May 2008 Tesco held consultation events in Queensbury to discuss the proposed store. For further information please see local media coverage in - The Telegraph & Argus, 3rd May 2008. Independent retailers are concerned about the impacts the new store will have and have organised a public meeting. They are also producing a leaflet to raise awareness of the application. Please see an article in the Halifax Courier, 24th May 2008.

1 February 2007
Application withdrawn

In February 2007, Tesco withdrew its plans for Queensbury at the 11th hour before Bradford City Council was due to decide on the plans. Objectors were concerned about disruption, road safety, and the proximity to other supermarkets. The site is allocated for employment, not retail use.