Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Somersham, Cambridgeshire

Tesco's plans to open an Express store in September 2011 at the site of the former Black Bull pub, Somersham were fought by local residents.

Residents feared it could hit local traders and increase traffic and launched a campaign against the proposal and Facebook page which attracted 160 members in just 24 hours. However, planning permission was not needed for change of land use,... Read More

St Ives, Cambridgeshire

Morrison's is looking at building a new store in St Ives. The 2,882 sq m store would be built away from the town centre on a site between Harrison Way and Needingworth Road, adjacent to the Marsh Harrier pub.

Due to the flood risk on the site, it would be built on stilts with a 400-space car park and cycle park underneath. The plans also include a separate petrol station, with the fuel... Read More

Stop Hanley Grange, Cambridgeshire

On 17th July 2008 the Daily Telegraph reported that plans for an eco-town at Hanley Grange had been shelved because the Wellcome Trust, following pressure from residents, refused to sell land to Tesco. And on the 29th August 2008 ... Read More