Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Coventry, Warwickshire

Despite over 100 objections from local residents and Councillors the planning committee narrowly voted to grant planning permission to Tesco, to replace its existing store at Cannon Park with a new Tesco Extra, providing it met conditions including providing community funding, traffic measures, and restricting the residential blocks to three stories.

Local residents ... Read More

Dordon, Warwickshire

North Warwickshire planners have confirmed that an outline planning application has been submitted which would see the Cuckoo's Rest pub demolished and a supermarket – a council spokesman said a Co-op store – be built in its place.

The pub landlady is urging villagers to save their local pub. The planning application is an outline one and is likely to be decided upon in the summer.... Read More

Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

In June 2012 Sainsbury's unveiled plans to turn the former Oak Inn pub on Radford Road into a 2,368 sq ft Sainsbury’s Local. Over 400 residents have signed a petition opposing the plans.

The reasons for the refusal by Warwick District Council were:

1 The proposed car parking provision is significantly below the amount required by the Council’s Parking Standards.... Read More