In January 2010 Wyre planning committee approved plans for a Tesco Express to be built on the Marsh Mill Village car park on Fleetwood Road North. The chair cast his vote in favour after voting was split 5-5 with two abstentions.
Local residents were outraged at the decision and stormed out of the meeting. Objections centred around possible problems with parking, flooding and noise and the fact that another convenience store was not needed, with four others within a 10-minute walk. Residents had got a petition of 270 signatures opposing the scheme in just 10 minutes.