Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Wirral

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Greasby, Wirral

Campaigners argued that any jobs created will be offset by potential redundancies from local traders if business is taken away. They were also concerned about traffic issues, disquiet about the design of the proposed buildings, and their very close proximity to the existing library and children’s centre. Around 5,000 residents signed a petition against the supermarket plan.

In October... Read More

Heswall, Wirral

Residents and local shops opposed an application from Sainsbury's to redevelop a former car showroom in Heswall.

In January 2011 Wirral Borough Council refused Sainsbury’s application on highway safety grounds and because it did not comply with national planning policy, specifically that the proposed retail development at this site would not promote the vitality and viability of... Read More

Hoylake, Wirral

Residents are concerned about rumours that Tesco is buying the Punch Bowl Hotel, Market Street, Hoylake. They will keep the outside and just revamp the inside. They do not need Planning as it has A1 to A4 usage and an alcohol license.  Local Shops are already struggling as we already have a small Sainsbury's and Co-op.

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