Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Newport, Shropshire

In July 2011 more than 120 people turned out at a meeting to have their say on controversial proposals for a supermarket. Objectors claim the plans for land north of Audley Avenue would create “a dead high street with a supermarket at the end”.  A "Save Newport" campaign group was set up.

In August 2012 plans for a 33,000sq ft foodstore in Audley Avenue Industrial... Read More

Oswestry, Shropshire

In 2010 a campaign group called OS21 was set up to campaign against four planning applications for supermarkets in Oswestry. 




Shrewsbury, Shropshire

In 2010 Tesco admitted it had been using an additional 624 sq m over the permitted figure. The store has also been using 269 sq m of sales floorspace than allowed. Now Tesco has applied for the condition to be amended to allow it to have 4,789 sq m of sales floorspace including 2,071 for non-grocery goods.

A number of groups have been campaigning against a retrospective planning... Read More