Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Cardiff, Llandaff North

In 2009 residents in Llandaff North set up a petition against a new Tesco Express store in Station Road.  A planning application to convert the old bank into retail premises was submitted to Cardiff Council by C2J Architects. In June 2010 the plans were re-submitted to Cardiff council’s planning department after the earlier application was withdrawn earlier in... Read More

Llanrumney, Cardiff

Sainsbury's planned to take over the former Carpenter’s Arms pub on Newport Road but fears over traffic congestion, pedestrian safety and crime and disorder caused Cardiff Council’s planning committee, in September 2010, to defer the application for rejection.

Local residents and Councillors mounted a 450-strong signature petition to stop the supermarket-chain and its applicants, RJS... Read More

Whitchurch, Cardiff

A store in Whitchurch was converted into a Tesco Express when Tesco acquired the One Stop group of convenience stores. There was no need for planning permission for the store, but residents experienced huge disruption in traffic and noise from the store, including early morning deliveries. Since then, residents have entered into negotiation with Tesco, which has admitted that this store is the... Read More