Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Midanbury, Southampton

Protests have been launched by people against a conversion of the former Castle Pub in Midanbury, Southampton, into a Tesco. A petition of 600 signatures has been collected against the new store.

Opponents of the Tesco have pointed out that there are already 3 stores within a mile of the area, and another will put further pressure on local traders.

Ower, Hampshire

In October 2009, campaigners fighting plans by Lidl to build a 42,000 sq m warehouse on the edge of the New Forest National Park were given a boost when government-appointed planning inspector Michael Hetherington approved the new Forest District Council’s Core Strategy, which does not include Lidl’s proposal. The decision has been given a cautious welcome by the Keep Ower Rural pressure group... Read More

Petersfield, Hampshire

Tesco in Petersfield put forward plans to 'enhance' it's existing store with an expansion of nearly 70%, allowing additional space for convenience goods and a larger selection of comparison products. Residents and retailers were concerned about the impact this would have on the local economy and vitality of this small market town.

Tesco plans to expand its Petersfield store by buying... Read More