Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Newtown, Powys

Plans for a Tesco store in Newtown had been on hold since the end of 2006 when officials received a request to call in the application. The previous Tesco plans were with the Welsh Assembly for 18-months.

Local retailers and residents fear that the development could put a strain on Newtown's traffic system and on town centre businesses.


Ystradgynlais, Powys

In January 2009 Tesco announced plans to build a 48,102 sq ft new store on the old Tick Tock site in Ystradgynlais, Powys.  Local independent businesses were concerned by the plans and formed the Ystradgynlais and District Action group

In June 2009 Neath Port Talbot Council offered no objections to the proposal so long as Powys County Council can show the need for a... Read More