Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Salford, Greater Manchester

Tesco planned to build a 140,000 sqft Tesco Extra store on stilts on the site of St James RC Primary opposite Salford Shopping City in Pendleton.

The owners of Salford Shopping City said they are facing 'decimation' if a vast stand-alone Tesco were built next to it. Previous plans had ensured that both the shopping centre and the proposed Tesco store would be developed in partnership to guarantee the two sites were fully integrated.

More than 1,000 shoppers at Salford Shopping City signed a petition in protest at proposals for the Tesco Extra which they believed would be detrimental to local business. The Salford branch of the Market Traders Federation also opposed the scheme. 


United Kingdom
53° 26' 15.9504" N, 2° 16' 2.2908" W
Manchester GB

Campaign Updates
Salford, Greater Manchester

20 February 2014
Supermarket plans approved

Plans for a supermarket in Salford  have been approved against the wishes of Manchester’s town hall chief. The store, in Springfield Lane is a joint venture between Si-Si Investments and Urban Splash.


28 March 2013
Tesco Extra store approved

A Tesco planning application to build an Extra superstore on the land was approved by Salford Council's planning committee on 21st October. 

28 March 2013
Judicial Review proceedings launched

Salford Shopping City launched judicial review proceedings against the council over the sale of nearby land to Tesco. Salford Estates claims the sale of the site, off Pendleton Way, to Tesco is invalid because it was not offered for sale on the open market. 


2 May 2011
Legal battle lost

A judge ruled against Salford Estates and in favour of Salford Council which paved the way for the store to be built. The judge said the information the council received over the cost of the deal from independent experts was ‘proper’ and was taken on board by planning bosses. The court heard there was ‘no proof’ that the land was worth more than Tesco paid. Please see an article in the Manchester Evening News, 18th May 2011.