Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Scotforth, Lancashire

In Spring 2010, developers Commercial Estates Projects submitted an application for a development in Scotforth, near Lancaster. The application included a supermarket, hotel, and petrol station.

Protesters gathered in March 2011 outside Booths, who had also applied for planning... Read More

Stalybridge, Lancashire

In 2008 Tesco in Stalybridge planned to submit an application to increase the size of its store by adding a new mezzanine floor and more parking space.  A new campaign group, SayNO2Tesco, was set up to fight the plans.


Over 300 people attended a public meeting at Stalybridge Civic Hall in August 2008 to discuss the plans. Tesco failed to send a representative. Please see an... Read More

Thornton, Lancashire

In January 2010 Wyre planning committee approved plans for a Tesco Express to be built on the Marsh Mill Village car park on Fleetwood Road North. The chair cast his vote in favour after voting was split 5-5 with two abstentions.

Local residents were outraged at the decision and stormed out of the meeting. Objections centred around possible problems with parking, flooding and noise and... Read More