Campaigning to curb supermarket power

East Sussex


Lewes, East Sussex

In 2006 the Tesco store in Lewes, East Sussex submitted plans to the district council to expand its retail area by up to 30% from 26,000 sq ft - 38,000 sq ft. Tesco re-submitted plans for an expansion in 2009 and in July 2009 Lewes District Council's planning committee deferred the decision

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Ore, East Sussex

We are trying hard to keep a Tesco Express from opening up in the former Oddfellows Arms Pub in Ore Village.

Ore Village currently has many small independent traders and a small Co-Op store. A group  'Save Ore's Shops say No to Tesco' has set up a petition which has now been signed by over 1,800 local residents and was presented at a public meeting on the 13th December... Read More

Rye, Sussex

The campaign in Rye started when residents found out that East Sussex County Council was negotiating to sell land to Tesco at the Thomas Peacocke Community College, though the Local Plan designated the land for housing and a GP surgery, and though many residents felt a supermarket was not an appropriate use of the land. Residents set up the Campaign of Residents Opposed to a Second... Read More