Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Saffron Walden, Essex

In November 2009, Sainsbury's submitted a planning application for a new store.. Tesco submitted plans to expand its existing store on Radwinter Road. Tesco's previous application to expand its store was refused at a public inquiry in 2000.

On 9th December 2010 Uttlesford District Council’s development control committee refused Sainsbury's application for a new supermarket on the... Read More

Southend, Essex

In 2009 revised plans for a Tesco Extra store on the site of the old B&Q in Short Street were given the go-ahead by the council’s cabinet. The proposed superstore was downsized and plans to build homes as part of the scheme were abandoned. Southend Council’s cabinet was being asked to agree the sale of council-owned land including the existing Focus site, to allow the scheme to proceed.... Read More

Walton, Essex

Tesco applied to build a store and 323 car-park spaces at the front of the Martello Caravan Park in Walton. Campaigners from the Save Walton Mere group said the plans would “devastate” the area. Almost 100 people attended a protest and awareness-raising walk held at the Mere and nearly 3,000 people signed a petition opposing the proposals.

In September 2012, Silverbrook... Read More