Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Residents organised a protest against Tesco's development plans, which gained planning approval, and involved building on woodland and cutting down 200 trees and repositioning the cenotaph. One protester, Oliver Carter, was living in a tree house for 11 days to protest the loss of the trees. However, on 22nd February 2006 Tesco won a high court order to remove the activists from the site. 

The 10,000sq feet store (unit 5) will effectively become an extension of Tesco and is likely to sell hot food and drink to eat in.  In September over 600 people signed a petition against Tesco's plans to open a cafe at its store.

United Kingdom
51° 11' 37.4424" N, 2° 32' 45.8952" W
Somerset GB

Campaign Updates
Shepton Mallet, Somerset

20 July 2014
Tesco wants to add Timpson shop to store

The move, which will be decided by Mendip District Council, is already inciting debate about impact on Shepton Mallet's High Street.

7 October 2010
Tesco withdraw cafe plans