Campaigning to curb supermarket power

East Sussex

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Crowborough, East Sussex

In August 2008 Tesco announced plans to develop a Focus DIY store in Crowborough into a 20,000 sq ft Tesco store. Over 90 letters and a petition of 1,000 signatories opposing the development were received by the council.Tesco needed to apply for an alcohol licence and refrigeration unites and submitted applications. The store opened late 2008.

Eastbourne, East Sussex

At the end of May 2009 Tesco was finally given the green light to open an Express store in Meads Village. For almost two years Tesco had been battling to get planning permission for a roof top air conditioning unit from Eastbourne Borough Council. After the planning committee turned it down, Tesco appealed to a government inspector and at the end of May the inspector announced his decision to... Read More

Hassocks, Sussex

More than 2,000 villagers objected to a scheme by Weald Estates Ltd to knock down a building at 22-24 Keymer Road and replace it with five flats and a supermarket. Concerns centred on traffic with fears that heavy vehicles unloading grocery supplies would cause further chaos in a congested part of the high street.

District councillors threw out the scheme but the developer has gone to... Read More

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