Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Weston-super-Mare, Somerset

A campaign group " Save the Bristol House Inn " was set up to oppose plans to extend the pub adding a large single storey extension for a 'Functions Bar'. Campaigners argue that if this is agreed we will see the pub changed into a Tesco within 3-6 months because Enterprise plan to dispose of the pub and this is the only way Tesco will acquire it i.e. with additional space to... Read More

Williton, Somerset

Agricultural machine specialist J Gliddon and Sons are planning to build a new supermarket and 175-space car park at the back of their premises in Bank Street.

In March 2011 more than 230 people attended a public meeting led by Williton Chamber of Trade and Commerce to launch a campaign against the development. Campaigners pointed to increased traffic flow as grounds for rejecting the... Read More

Yeovil, Somerset

As part of a multi-million pound regeneration scheme of Yeovil Town Football Club, plans for a 70,000 sq ft store beside the Huish Park ground have been submitted to South Somerset District Council.

Somerset County Council's principal planning liaison officer, has highlighted problems currently faced by motorists using two roads near the club, Copse Road and Western Avenue, during rush... Read More