Campaigning to curb supermarket power

North Yorkshire


Malton, North Yorkshire

In November 2010 more than 200 protesters marched through the streets of Malton in protest at moves to sell Wentworth Street car park so that a supermarket can be built on the site. Local shop-keepers, councilors and members of the public joined the march to show some opposition to the decision which they say will have a devastating effect on Malton town centre.


Ripon, North Yorkshire

In June 2011 Morrisons submitted a planning application to Harrogate Borough Council for a new 37,000 sq ft mega-store, 60-bed hotel, DIY home and garden centre, plus industrial and office units on the southern edge of the city. It would convert its existing store into a DIY and home store.

There was a lot of opposition to the plans because of fears that the scheme could be “the kiss of... Read More

Scarborough, North Yorkshire

In 2010 the BBC reported that Scarborough Borough Council has accepted an undisclosed offer from Tesco for the former refuse depot site on Dean Road. The sale is dependent on Tesco achieving planning permission.