Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Nantwich, Cheshire


Sainsbury's submitted an application for a supermarket on Middlewich Road in Nantwich in March 2009. Nantwich town councillors voiced concerns and urged planners to refuse the development because of the detrimental effect it could have on Nantwich businesses.


Penketh, Warrington

A special meeting to discuss potential plans for The Sportsmans Arms pub to be demolished and replaced with a Netto supermarket has taken place.

A planning application has not yet been received by Warrington Borough Council for the development but that the discount supermarket chain has been in touch with the parish council to confirm that a planning application would be submitted... Read More

Poynton, Macclesfield

In March 2008 Waitrose submitted a planning application for a 16,000 sq ft store. A new group, Poynton Against Large Supermarkets organised a gathering on 12th April adjacent to the proposed site. A Parish planning meeting considered the Waitrose application on 16th April, and the full application was considered and approved by the Borough Council on the 6th May 2008. 

However,... Read More