Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Norwich Road, Ipswich

Tesco is planning to takeover  the Emperor pub after a sale by Punch Taverns to new landlords failed.  This is an urban pub, but an active community meeting place.  Residents opposed to the plans have set up a facebook page, web-site and petition. Facebook is the most active with 180 members so far.

Residents say that this development will not only lead to the loss of a viable and... Read More

Pakefield, Suffolk

Pakefield is a small village on the outskirts of Lowestoft. It has a Coop, a bakers, chemist, florist, fish&chip shop ,hair salon all within a hundred yards of each other. In November 2012 Tesco submitted plans to convert the local pub, The Tramway Hotel in London Road, which is in between the Spar and the Coop, into an express store. The whole village is in uproar about this as it is not... Read More

Saxmundham. Suffolk

In 2010 Saxmundham faced another planning application for a Tesco store on a site immediately opposite the existing Waitrose and across a narrow road, 100 yds from a tricky crossroads with traffic lights and in the opposite direction, a few hundred yards away, planning permission for 150 plus houses.

The site is a series of derelict buildings owned by a developer. He applied for an... Read More