Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Heysham, Lancashire

Residents of a quiet cul-de-sac are concerned about plans to turn the former Heysham health centre into a food shop, which they say will cause increased traffic, increased noise and increased littering.

The developers will be keeping the existing building and building a new two storey front to make the entrance.

The planning and highways committee meets at Morecambe Town Hall on... Read More

Layton, Blackpool

Residents in Layton launched a campaign to halt plans to build a new 10,000 sq ft (1,363 sq m) Tesco store and 50 car park spaces on the site of the Windmill pub. The Layton Traders Association organised a public meeting and more than 3,500 people signed a petition against the proposal.


Padiham, Lancashire

Traders in Padiham opposed plans for a 30,000 square feet Tesco store. The local traders association, Padiham Town Centre Partnership, set up a campaign to raise awareness about the plans.

However, Tesco appealed against the refusal decision and a public inquiry was held in July.

On 7th September, 2010 the Inspector published his report and granted Tesco permission to build the... Read More