Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Sunninghill, Berkshire

Tesco's plans to open an Express store in the small victorian village of Sunninghill were unanimously rejected by Windsor Development Control Panel in June 2008. More than 600 letters of objection had been received by the council regarding the scheme. Acording to an article in the Maidenhead Advertiser, 12th June 2008, the panel heard compelling evidence that if the store went ahead there would be serious and highly dangerous implications for road users and pedestrians. See the Sunninghill community website for further information.


Windsor and Maidenhead
United Kingdom
51° 24' 14.1048" N, 0° 39' 24.3936" W
Windsor and Maidenhead GB

Campaign Updates
Sunninghill, Berkshire

17 March 2009
Tesco appeal and lose

In October 2008 the planning application was refused by the planning committee of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. Tesco appealed the decision and a 4-day public inquiry started on the 10th February 2009. During the inquiry local residents opposed to the plans were out in force to show their opposition - please see coverage in, 12th February 2009.

On the 17th March 2009, the Planning Inspectorate rejected Tesco's appeal saying "the living conditions of homeowners living near the proposed School Road scheme would suffer if it went ahead and there were traffic issues to be considered".