Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Yeovil, Somerset

As part of a multi-million pound regeneration scheme of Yeovil Town Football Club, plans for a 70,000 sq ft store beside the Huish Park ground have been submitted to South Somerset District Council.

Somerset County Council's principal planning liaison officer, has highlighted problems currently faced by motorists using two roads near the club, Copse Road and Western Avenue, during rush hour and claims consultants acting for the football club have underestimated the volume of traffic in the area during peak hours on Saturdays. He also criticised 2007 traffic data used in the consultants' assessment as being out of date.


United Kingdom
50° 56' 12.588" N, 2° 38' 0.942" W
Somerset GB

Campaign Updates
Yeovil, Somerset

24 October 2017
Aldi and Sainsburys plans delayed
6 December 2016
Sainsbury's promote plans for store
24 November 2016
Sainsbury's announces plan for store

Sainsbury's is planning to build a new supermarket at the new Bunford Business Park in Yeovil. The supermarket and the Abbey Manor Group have revealed the plans as part of a proposal to expand the Bunford Business Park.


6 June 2014
Yeovil FC wthdraw supermarket plans

Yeovil have withdrawn their planning application for a supermarket on their Huish Park site. They had been in negotiations with the local council for over three years but a club statement admitted it will not be possible for them to gain 'detailed support at council level' and they are now working on an alternative scheme.

16 April 2014
Asda rejects claims it was interested in relocating to Huish Park
2 April 2014
Decision deferred for 8 weeks

To give applications time to address planning officer concerns.

13 March 2014
Planning officer recommends refusal

Somerset County Council’s principal planning liaison officer, Carl Brinkman has called for the application to be refused after claiming the plans “were not of sufficient quality or accuracy”.

27 February 2014
Yeovil Town FC urge council to approve plans

The plans could go before committee in April.