Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Dudley (West Midlands district)

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Halesowen, Dudley

In 2015 residents opposed plans for a Co-op supermarket on the site of the Maypole pub in Halesowen. A campaign group "The Friends of The Maypole" was set up. The group applied for the pub to be listed as a community asset. This would mean the friends group becoming more involved and given first option to buy the pub if it was put up for sale.

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Sedgley, Dudley

Marston's-owned The Seven Stars on Gospel End Road, Sedgley, will be turned into a Morrisons supermarket under the plans.

Over 1,500 people signed a petition opposing the plans.

Some of the key concerns raised by objectors to the planning proposal include losing a pub that is still popular within the community and the effect a new supermarket would have on local businesses.

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Stourbridge, West Midlands

There has been opposition to Tesco in Stourbridge since Tesco first submitted plans in 2001. Residents and the Chamber of Commerce opposed the plans. In 2006, Dudley Council again rejected plans submitted by Tesco.

In May 2010, Tesco unveiled new plans to redevelop Crown Centre. The old Bell Street car park would be flattened to make way for a large Tesco store with mezzanine floor and... Read More

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