Campaigning to curb supermarket power

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Ashford, Kent

A planning application to turn the 150-year-old Black Dog pub in Ashford into a Tesco was submitted in May 2013. The pub is only 300 yards form a Tesco superstore.

Ashford Common Councillor Frank Ayers said: “The residents seem to be against the proposals – particularly the traders at the parade. The residents are planning to get a petition out. Whether that carries any weight remains... Read More

Ballards Lane, Finchley

Tesco applied to build an Express convenience store on Ballards Lane in Finchley, less than a mile from another of its stores. Traders, concerned at the potential impact of the store, campaigned against it. In what has been described as a landmark decision, Barnet Borough Council rejected the application on the grounds of Planning Policy Statement 6 (PPS6), which aimed to protect town centres... Read More

Barnes, London

The White Hart Action Group (the WHAG) was formed to try and stop a proposed Sainsburys store in White Hart Lane, Barnes, Richmond -on-Thames, London.

WHAG held a local referendum in June 2007,organised by the Electoral Reform Society, to afford residents the chance to express their opposition, in the hope that it will make Sainsburys think again. Ballot papers were... Read More

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