Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Sherbourne, Dorset

In December 2012 we set up a campaign against plans for a Tesco store on the site of the Sherborne Hotel which is moving along at a rapid pace.

In 11 weeks since 16th December we gained 10,000 signatures on our petition opposing the plans.


United Kingdom
50° 56' 59.1936" N, 2° 31' 26.7924" W
Dorset GB

Campaign Updates
Sherbourne, Dorset

17 November 2017
Plans for new homes and care home approved
6 July 2016
New hotel and care home planned for site

A new hotel and residential care homes are planned for a former hotel site at the centre of a row over an application to build a supermarket.

11 August 2015
Petition against pub plans gains more than 2,500 signatures

It opposes plans to demolish the Gainsborough Arms in Milborne Port and build a Co-op in its place. The planning application submitted by NewRiver Retail has received staunch criticism from village residents. South Somerset District Council was expected to announce its decision on the application on March 23. However, the decision has been delayed to allow further wildlife surveys to take place after concerns were raised about bats nesting in the building.


9 June 2014
Asda and Lidl express interest in opening stores
6 March 2014
Residents worried Tesco may use revised junction plans to build in town

Residents expressed their concerns as the town council discussed phase one of the controversial application at its recent planning committee meeting. The proposed first phase of the 278-home Barton Farm development put forward by Persimmon would see 120 houses built as well as amendments made to the A30.


6 September 2013
Tesco scraps plans

Plans to build a Tesco superstore have been scrapped "because issues with the site were too expensive to resolve". The plans included demolishing a 60-bed hotel off the A30 to build the store. Residents formed a "No Thanks Tesco" campaign against the store and 11,000 signed a petition against the plans.

3 December 2012
Campaign group established