Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Coleshill, Staffordshire

In May 2009 Limes Developments Ltd submitted an outline planning application to North Warwickshire Borough Council (NWBC) for a 1,000 square metre supermarket on the car park and former bowling green off Park Road in Coleshill.

Controversy has surrounded the development of the Park Road site since it was revealed that NWBC had negotiated the sale of the car park to Limes Developments... Read More

Congleton, Staffordshire

Marstons Brewery sold the Wagon and Horses Public house in Congleton to Tesco. This was first raised and proposed in early 2012 and rejected by both County and Town Councils.

Residents and the pub landlady collected more than 1,000 names on a petition opposing the plans.


Leek, Staffordshire

The Save Our Leek campaign was launched at a public meeting in February 2010 to oppose applications from Sainsbury's and Tesco. About 100 shopkeepers, residents and conservationists attended the meeting.

Reasons for refusal of Tesco's plans  included concerns that the Tesco store would draw trade away from the town centre and could lead to an increase in the number of... Read More