Campaigning to curb supermarket power

East Riding of Yorkshire


Hull, East Yorkshire

On the 4th February 2009 planning committee councillors voted overwhelmingly against Tesco's proposals to redevelop its largest store at Hall Road in Hull. It had wanted to demolish the existing building and replace it with a new first-floor store similar in size to the Tesco Extra at the St Stephen's centre, with car parking below. The Council received objections from residents worried about... Read More

Thorngumbald, Hull

Villagers in Thorngumbald have been campaigning to save the Royal Mail pub after plans were revealed to turn it into a Co-Operative store. The pub's owners, NewRiver Retail, applied to East Riding Council in January 2015, to have the site demolished and rebuilt into a supermarket, and lease it to the Co-Operative Group.

A steering group and the parish council have objected to the plans... Read More

Welton, East Yorkshire

In March 2010 Tesco announced plans to build a store and petrol station in Welton. The new store is earmarked for Common Lane, Welton and Tesco has an agreement in place to buy land from salad vegetables producer Humber Growers, currently occupying the site, subject to planning permission being granted for a supermarket.

Local residents opposed the scheme because of concerns around... Read More