Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Royal Wootton Basset

Plans for Marsh Farm include a Tesco supermarket, around 300 homes and other community facilities at Marsh Farm. A planning application will be submitted in spring 2014.

However, a conservative MP has criticised plans for a Tesco store and 300 homes on the outskirts of Royal Wootton Bassett. North Wiltshire MP James Gray said the plan to build on land at Marsh Farm would "wreck the town" and "wreck the High Street".

Wiltshire
United Kingdom
51° 32' 36.0924" N, 1° 54' 31.95" W
Wiltshire GB

Campaign Updates
Royal Wootton Basset

27 April 2017
Planning application for supermarket and 320 homes refused

Despite an initial seal of approval by planning officers, Wiltshire Council’s strategic planning committee at Trowbridge’s County Hall unanimously rejected the development. There were 550 letters of opposition. Leda Properties’ application was dismissed because planning officers said it would lead to a loss of green countryside, would have a negative impact on a heritage asset, the Marsh Farm Hotel, and it failed to meet their Wiltshire Core Strategy standards on affordable housing, highways and education.

8 January 2015
Tesco abandons plans
26 September 2014
Town council votes against plans
1 September 2014
Tesco submits planning application for store and homes

Tesco has submitted a planning application for a new store and hundreds of homes in Royal Wootton Bassett despite fierce opposition from residents. 

27 February 2014
Residents turn out for Town Council meeting