Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

In September 2011 Sainsbury's submitted a formal planning application for a new store on the former Parker Knoll site in London Road. Residents set up the Stop Chippy’s Out Of Town Supermarket (SCOOTS) campaign.

Plans for a 55,000 sq ft out-of-town Sainsbury's were rejected by West Oxfordshire District Council in March 2012. Councillors on the planning committee heard... Read More

Farringdon, Oxfordshire

In January 2010 Tesco unveiled plans to build a 15,000 sq ft supermarket, including 137 car parking spaces in Park Road, Faringdon.

Tesco submitted a planning application to Vale of White Horse District Council. But local traders were concerned about the impact a new store will have on the town centre. 

However, Vale of White Horse district councillors refused the application... Read More

Goring, Oxfordshire

Tesco wants to open an Express store on the site of the former Queen’s Arms pub.

Residents are opposed to the plans and a banner now hangs on railings outside the former watering hole - a symbol of how the community has come together in a bid to block the proposed store.

Over 2,000 people have signed a petition against the plans - please see... Read More