Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Queensbury, Halifax

Tesco first submitted an application for a 60,000 sq ft hypermarket and additional petrol station in Queensbury, between Halifax and Bradford in 2006.  Permission already existed for a smaller store at a nearby site. For further information, please see local media coverage, read Steve Parfett's submission to Bradford Borough Council, and email Steve Parfett.



Sowerby Bridge, Calderdale

Tesco applied in January 2006 for a superstore in Sowerby Bridge, Calderdale. The application was for a 36,000 sq ft store, though permission already existed for a smaller store on the same site. Concern was expressed over impacts on traffic and on local traders. In particular, there have been concerns about Tesco's dominance in the region. The store would be its fourth store in Calderdale,... Read More

Todmorden, Calderdale

In October 2010 Sainsbury's submitted an application for a store on the Halifax Road.  A total of 3,450 people, approximately a quarter of the town's population, signed a petition against the store.

In August 2011 planning officers recommended the planning committee approve the application.  But on 10th August Calderdale Council’s planning committee refused to grant permission because... Read More