Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Galleywood, Essex

Plans to build a Co-op supermarket on the grounds of a village pub have been refused - but only after two dramatic recounts. Chelmsford City Council's Planning Committee took two recounts to refuse planning permission for a Co-op on the grounds of the Eagle pub in Galleywood.

At what was due to be the final meeting on the proposals on Tuesday (January 18) the committee voted against the... Read More

Halstead, Essex

In September 2011 Tesco signed a contract to come to Halstead town centre.

Tesco wants to build a store of  20,000 sq ft and a 200 space car park. Halstead already has 2 in-town supermarkets for a population of only 11,000 and a struggling high street with lots of empty shops.

In October Tesco submitted a planning application. Halstead residents opposed to the plans set up an... Read More

Ilford, Essex

An extraordinary regulatory committee was scheduled in April 2016 to hear Sainsbury’s proposal to redevelop its Roden Street store. Local residents had presented a petition to the Council urging members to block the Sainsbury’s development. The company wants to redesign the existing shop and build 700 homes above it.

Sainsbury's appealed the refusal and a hearing began in October 2017.... Read More