Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Hunstanton, Norfolk

The Borough Council is considering selling or leasing several parcels of land in Hunstanton. One piece is the field between Tesco and the cemetery being earmarked for sale to Tesco for additional car parking, if the borough council decides to grant planning permission for the store to double in size.

Several town councillors expressed opposition, pointing out that Tesco already has an... Read More

Norwich, Norfolk

Asda applied for a store with a floorspace of 3400 Sq metres as part of the redevelopment of a former industrial site in the South East of the City. Planning officers declared the store to be “disproportionately large”, and a nearby shopping mall stated their concerns about the impact on the City Centre. Councillors on the planning committee narrowly voted to reject the... Read More

Sheringham, Norfolk

The dispute in Sheringham is a well-known and long-running one. Residents and planners agree that Sheringham has a vibrant and healthy High Street, which is crucial to its special character and tourist economy, and that a new supermarket could have a negative impact on all of these. Since 2003 residents and campaigners fought off attempts by Tesco to build a store in the town.

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