Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Tesco was granted approval in 2009 to expand its store in Tewkesbury by 25%. The plan  included the building of 52 apartments on a neighbouring area of land.  Residents were concerned that expanding the Tesco store would create a monopoly and reduce competition in the town.  A campaign group, Moreton Against Sainsbury’s Supermarket, was set up to fight this application.

Up Hatherley, Gloucestershire

Hundreds of residents have bombarded planning officers with objections to a possible huge new commercial development in Up Hatherley.  299 comments were sent to the council about the proposed development by Hinton Properties (Grovefield Way).

It wants to build 12,000 square metres of office space, in two phases, with an Aldi supermarket, a nursery and a Costa coffee shop alongside.... Read More