Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Tonypandy, Rhondda Cynon Taf


In 2008 Rhondda's planning committee turned down a proposal from Tesco to build a store on the 2.3 hectare Ynys Field next to the Lord Tonypandy pub and half a mile from the town centre. In October 2008 Tesco lodged an appeal against the decision.


Rhondda Cynon Taf
United Kingdom
51° 37' 27.6672" N, 3° 27' 29.0412" W
Rhondda Cynon Taf GB

Campaign Updates
Tonypandy, Rhondda Cynon Taf

17 February 2009
Appeal refused

Traders in the town fear Tonypandy will become a “ghost town” if Tesco win an appeal. They point to the fact that when Asda was granted permission to open a store in the town trade went down 25 percent, and in some stores nearer 50 percent. For more information please see On the 17th February 2009 Tesco withdrew their appeal.