Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Teddington, Middlesex

Sainsbury's applied to open a new store on a road that already has a Tesco and M&S (only 250 yards away from one). The building has an A1 shop license but with the stipulation that 'food not be sold' - clearly put there to protect smaller food supplying shops in the area. Over 200 objections were submitted.

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United Kingdom
51° 25' 35.3784" N, 0° 19' 58.8828" W
London GB

Campaign Updates
Teddington, Middlesex

5 July 2016
Residents plan to boycott new Sainsbury's store

Residents who lost a three-year battle to stop Sainsbury’s opening a supermarket have pledged to boycott it. They fear the Sainsbury’s Local in Teddington High Street will kill independent shops in the area and increase traffic and noise. The supermarket giant was initially denied planning permission by Richmond council in July 2013, but the ruling was reversed in June last year by the Planning Inspectorate. The store opened in June.


5 June 2014
Sainsbury's appeal upheld
25 July 2013
Plans refused

The grounds for the unanimous refusal were traffic concerns and inappropriate signage deemed to be detrimental to the Conservation Area. The increase in visitors by car would affect highway safety, particularly in Langham Road and the low number of off-road car parking spaced provided (6) would lead to an overspill of cars to create an adverse impact on the character of the area. One traffic report estimated that there would have been 7-10,000 trips per week into this residential area.

18 April 2013
Alcohol license granted

Police withdrew their objection to the license application after Sainsbury’s agreed to reduce the hours it can sell alcohol and comply with a list of 14 conditions.