Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Highbridge, Somerset

AldI's bid for around the clock deliveries has been thrown out by councillors amid concerns residents will be kept awake at night. Aldi is building a new store at Isleport Business Park after plans were approved by Sedgemoor District Council on May 9, which is set to open in 2018.

Aldi requested permission to remove a planning condition which only allows deliveries to the store between... Read More

Midsomer Norton, Somerset

Tesco was refused permission to double the size of its Paulton store in Midsomer Norton. The plans would have seen the retail space increased by 22,000 sq ft.

Traders in Midsomer Norton vowed to fight the plans fearing it could be the final straw for the already-ailing High Street. Tesco submitted a planning application to Bath and North East Somerset Council in October. A total of 125... Read More

Nailsea, North Somerset

A Public Inquiry was held on 7th February 2007 in Nailsea on a store application by agents for Tesco. The agents had appealed against non-determination of the application by the Council. Our case was that the 586 sq m was not wanted in the middle of a residential area, especially as Tesco had opened up a new supermarket about 10 minutes away a year or so earlier. We were concerned that it... Read More