Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Leigh, Essex

In autumn 2008 residents in Leigh-on-sea formed a campaign group"No Leigh Tesco" to oppose plans for a new Tesco Express convenience store on a former church site in Leigh.

Maldon, Essex

Maldon residents started a petition against plans to change their local pub into a new Tesco Express amid fears it will “destroy” the shops on the High Street.

A planning application was submitted by Tesco to Maldon District Council at the end of August 2012 to change The Cups pub on Wantz Road into a new 260-square-metre convenience store. The plans include demolishing the existing... Read More

Manningtree, Essex

In 2007 residents in Manningtree launched a campaign, Stour Community First, to oppose plans for a new 30,000 sq ft Tesco store in the town. The plans were rejected by the council in May 2010. 

In December 2010, Tesco submitted revised plans. Councillors met on 26th July to consider the application and approved the plans. The council's... Read More