Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Clevedon, North Somerset

Residents have been campaigning against Tesco plans for a new Extra superstore in Clevedon, a small residential town in North Somerset, since 2007.

In July 2007 Tesco withdrew its plans to demolish the existing store and build a new store twice as big. However, in December 2008 it published new plans but these were rejected by North Somerset Planning Committee.


Frome, Somerset

Mendip District Council has been looking to bring a comprehensive development on the Saxonvale site in Frome for a number of years, and the developers have been in initial discussions with retailers and supermarkets to create a retail-led mixed use scheme.

A public meeting was held on 1 December 2010 attended by over 400 people. Kevin McCloud of Channel 4′s Grand Designs attended. ... Read More

Glastonbury, Somerset

Tesco submitted plans to Mendip District Council in February 2009 to build a new 41,000 sq ft supermarket on the site of Avalon Plastics and won outline permission to redevelop the site in August. Avalon Plastics won outline permission to build a new factory on the Morlands site in Beckery New Road.

The planning application was then called in by the Secretary of State and Tesco withdrew... Read More