Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Belfast, Lisburn

Benson Street Residents Group represents residents and traders concerned at Tesco’s plans to expand its supermarket in Lisburn. It was formed in August 2005 when about 80 concerned residents met at short notice to consider the effect of the Tesco plans.

By November 2005, up to 300 protest letters had been lodged with the Planning... Read More

Belfast, Loughside

The residents of the Shore Rd area of north Belfast have been battling Belfast city council and Asda for a number of years over their plans for a supermarket and retail units on a large expanse of playing fields and open green space. The council also intend to level an adjoining park to replace the open space with three fenced off pitches.

Crumlin, County Antrim

Traders are opposing a proposed 30,000 sq ft superstore on the edge of the village of Crumlin. Traders expressed concern about the impact on local businesses as well as on traffic and the environment and community of the rural village.