Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Neath Port Talbot

Neath, Port Talbot

Punch Taverns  planned to demolish Cimla Hotel and sought permission from Neath Port Talbot Council to construct a convenience store and associated access and car parking. 

Hundreds of people signed petitions against the plans.

But the store did receive planning permission.

 

Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot

Planning officers recommended Councillors refuse Tesco's application to shut its existing store and redevelop three smaller shops, one of them a Tesco Express on the grounds that it could harm trade in the main shopping centre. Traders fear Port Talbot will become a "ghost town" if the plans are allowed to go ahead.