Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Wareham, Dorset

In October 2010 Purbeck District Council debated their Core Strategy, a planning blueprint to guide development in the district until 2026. Over 400 people attended the meeting to hear Councillors agree rule against inclusion of plans for a 2,000 sq m supermarket in Wareham. This followed a 1,800 signature petition opposing the plans.

Actor Edward Fox was among the speakers at the... Read More

Wimborne Minster, Dorset

However the store opened in July 2010. In a letter dated 10 September 2010, the County Council revealed their conclusion that a 'Non-Statutory Public Inquiry' should be held to consider the application to have the site protected as a town green. A Public Inquiry to consider the Application was due to be held in January 2012, but campaigners dropped their case in December 2011 after a local... Read More