Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Halesworth, Suffolk

Tesco has bought two sites in the small market town of Halesworth in North Suffolk which has a high street of wonderful independent shops and a weekly market. Halesworth already has a sizeable Co-op and Tesco are proposing building a supermarket twice its size on a site right next to it on the edge of town.

The Town Council organised two public meetings, with over 200 people attending... Read More

Ipswich, Suffolk

Tesco was given outline approval for a a new 86,000 sq ft store on the former B&Q site in Grafton Way but in May 2013 abandoned its plans. It is now trying to sell the land.

Ipswich Central co-ordinated a campaign against the application. The group had 700 members including independent traders and large stores. One of the group's key objections to the application was that the store... Read More

Leiston, Suffolk

In November 2010 Tesco announced plans to open a 20,000 sq ft store in Abbey Road, Leiston, next to Jewson. Leiston Business Association is concerned about the impact of the proposed store’s location - which is away from the High Street - would have on traders. The fear is that the position will draw shoppers away from the town centre. They are urging Tesco to find a more appropriate site that... Read More