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 walesonline.co.uk. On the 17th February 2009 Tesco withdrew their appeal.