Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Skipton, North Yorkshire


Plans by Tesco to demolish its existing store and build one nearly double the size met significant opposition from residents and traders in the town. Concerns came from residents, the Civic Society, and some Councillors, and focused on impact on trade, traffic, and the design and appearance of the building which would be on a conservation area. 


North Yorkshire
United Kingdom
53° 57' 49.0068" N, 2° 0' 42.7716" W
North Yorkshire GB

Campaign Updates
Skipton, North Yorkshire

5 February 2015
Housing set to replace Sainsbury's store
25 November 2014
Council considers application

Harrogate Borough Council’s planning committee will consider plans for a new entrance and exit to the site at a planning committee on Tuesday (November 25). Committee members have been recommended to approve the plans by council officers.



1 July 2014
Tesco plan store in pub

Tesco’s are seeking to develop the Skipton public house in Harrogate into a Tesco Express store. The proposals are to develop the main building into a Tesco Express store with a further traffic entrance developed to the site via Bilton Lane, opposite Bilton Grange School. The main building will remain substantially unchanged and will have a typical Tesco Express frontage.

1 June 2006
Plans approved

Tesco resubmitted their plans and Craven District Council approved the application.

1 November 2005
Plans refused