Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Liverpool, Merseyside

In August 2009 residents, businesses and councillors mounted a strong campaign to stop Tesco opening an Express store in Hope Street.  In the face of growing public concern that it was not in keeping with the historic street and conservation area, Tesco withdrew its application in early September 2009. It confirmed that it will not submit any further planning applications on... Read More

Mather Avenue, Liverpool

 We have been campaigning to stop Tesco in Mather Ave, Liverpool L18 from extending their store onto a children's hockey pitch for 2 years. There were two main applications in question, Scheme 2 & Scheme 4. Both were recommended for approval by the planning officer, but turned down by the Local Council. Tesco appealed against Scheme 2 and we attended a Public Inquiry against this in... Read More

Southport, Sefton

In January 2008 Tesco submitted an application to Sefton Council to expand its Town Lane store by a third - taking it to  80,000 sq ft.

More than 3,300 people signed a petition against the expansion bid, with Sefton’s planning officers warning that green-lighting the plans would “be detrimental to the vitality and viability of Southport town centre”.