Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Thame, Oxfordshire

In May Tesco applied to build a 2,522sqm store and petrol station on the DAF site in Howland Road.

A campaign group Thame Centre First launched a petition, with support from 30 businesses, pleading that the store goes against the town’s 2013 Neighbourhood Plan, and could drive business out of the town centre.

 South Oxfordshire District Council will make the final decision on the plans.


United Kingdom
51° 44' 49.1892" N, 0° 58' 27.0768" W
Oxfordshire GB

Campaign Updates
Thame, Oxfordshire

15 July 2016
Councillors refuse Tesco plans

Plans for a new Tesco superstore on the outskirts of Thame have been unanimously rejected by councillors in South Oxfordshire. Tesco had proposed to build a 4,765 sq m store at Kingsmead Business Park on Howland Road. More than 1,200 letters both for and against the development had been sent to South Oxfordshire District Council by the time it came to the vote on Wednesday night. In turning down the application planning officers said its size would "divert trade from the town centre and would have an adverse impact on its viability and vitality".

21 November 2015
District Council commissions own study into impact of store

The district council has commissioned its own independent study into what impact the store could have.