Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Buckinghamshire

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Flackwell Heath, Bucks

Over 1,000 residents signed a petition against plans for a Sainsbury's Local store. Shopkeepers in the village have said if the supermarket does open a store there it will ruin their trade.

One of the key reasons for the application's progress was an independent retail assessment by Strategic Perspectives, which says the role of the village centre “will be strengthened, rather than... Read More

Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire

Tesco won their appeal in July 1998 to build a large supermarket over the railway line in the centre of Gerrards Cross.  On June 30th 2005, their tunnel collapsed narrowly missing two packed commuter trains and causing serious disruption to the rail network. Tesco have left what looks like a colossal abandoned quarry in the middle of our High Street since the collapse.

Tesco left 80... Read More

Newport Pagnell, Bucks

In 2009 Tesco announced plans to build a new 14,000 square ft store in Newport Pagnell on the old Aston Martin site on Tickford Street.

Residents and traders in the town set up a campaign group " TESNO"  to oppose the plans and pointed to the fact that Tesco already has 10 stores within a 5 mile radius of the build location.

Over 500 people attended public information sessions to... Read More

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