Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Ely, Cambridgeshire

In 2011 Tesco confirmed it wants to demolish its existing store and build a new bigger store further down the road. In September 2012 a public exhibition of plans for the new Octagon Park development at Angel Drove was held. The scheme includes a Tesco store.The Ely Traders Association has expressed concern at the size of the proposed Tesco store saying it could draw trade away from the centre... Read More

Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire

In 2010 residents of Great Shelford launched a campaign group, a website and petitions and want a parish referendum to stop Tesco opening an Express store in the former Eaden Lilley premises. 250 people attended a public meeting in October 2010.

A two-storey shop extension was approved by South Cambridgeshire District Council’s planning committee in July 2010 but Tesco did not need... Read More

Harston, Cambridgeshire

Residents in Harston set up a campaign to oppose Tesco's plans to open a Metro store at the old Saab garage by the A10. Residents were concerned about the impact on the existing post office and store.

They were also concerned about highway and traffic safety issues.

In April 2015 Tesco withdrew their plans. Local media was informed that Tesco failed to reach an agreement with the... Read More