Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Hythe, Kent

In November 2009 a new campaign group "Devstop and the Care About Hythe Group" was launched in response to Sainsbury's plan to build a vast new superstore. With only 15,000 residents, the small town already had 3 supermarkets (the same as neighboring Folkestone with 45,000 residents) and local residents feel Hythe has no need for another supermarket.


Margate, Kent

Redevelopment plans involving developer Freshwater and Tesco in Margate will see the demolition of a derelict public car park and shops on the Arlington site on the seafront. In December plans for the new Tesco store were submitted to Thanet Council by Freshwater. The proposals were supported by Thanet District Council’s planning committee in June, who referred them to the Department of... Read More

Meopham, Kent

Tesco wants to open its sixth store in Gravesham, replacing independent hardware store Meopham Building Supplies, which closed in early April 2013.

Chairwoman of Gravesham Rural Residents Group Sue Goften believes Tesco should be stopped for three reasons – there is not a need for the store, the knock-on effect for local businesses and the limited parking available.
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