Inverness has been referred to as a “Tesco Town” because Tesco has three out of the city’s four supermarkets and take 51p out of every £1 spent on groceries in Inverness. Tesco was finally granted planning permission for a fourth store in January 2009. Asda was given permission for a store in July 2010.
In 2006 a petition was set up and over 4000... Read More
October 2010 - Tesco had its legal challenge over Highland Council's approval of plans for a 40,000 sq.ft. Asda store heard at the Court of Session in Edinburgh. Tesco claims Councillors' decision to approve Asda plans for a new store at Knockbreck Road against the recommendation of officials was fundamentally flawed and will damage the town centre.
After four years of sitting on land with planning permission for a supermarket, leaving the prominent town centre site with heaps of rubble, Tesco want to renew their planning permission. In November 2012 local councillors and the community council expressed their anger, especially given Tesco's failure over the years to respond to enquiries by Councillors and the local media.