Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Thorngumbald, Hull

Villagers in Thorngumbald have been campaigning to save the Royal Mail pub after plans were revealed to turn it into a Co-Operative store. The pub's owners, NewRiver Retail, applied to East Riding Council in January 2015, to have the site demolished and rebuilt into a supermarket, and lease it to the Co-Operative Group.

A steering group and the parish council have objected to the plans and change of use.

The council has also rejected attempts by the steering group to have the pub listed as an asset of community value, which could have safeguarded it against development.

A planning application to demolish the pub and build a new supermarket is still outstanding.

East Riding of Yorkshire
United Kingdom
53° 44' 44.4156" N, 0° 20' 12.2676" W
East Riding of Yorkshire GB

Campaign Updates
Thorngumbald, Hull

8 June 2016
East Riding Council approves plans

East Riding Council has approved controversial plans to turn The Royal Mail pub in Thorngumbald into a convenience store despite residents saying plans are not "in keeping with the village". It has not yet been confirmed whether or not the Co-op will take control of the building.

22 December 2015
Change of use to a supermarket approved by Council