Campaigning to curb supermarket power

West Sussex

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Horsham, West Sussex

Tesco wants to convert a former restaurant in Horsham into a convenience store. It has written to potential neighbours in Brighton Road outlining its plans for the site, which was once the St Leonard’s Arms.

Tesco hopes to submit plans soon to Horsham District Council to make small amendments to the building, including adding a cash point, to open a Tesco Express store in Summer 2013.... Read More

Hove, West Sussex

In Hove there were rumours that Tesco will be taking over the premises of discount bed centre Hamseys in The Parade, West Way, Hangleton. The area features a range of shops including a bakery, a sandwich shop, four takeaways, a butcher’s, two pet shops, two chemists and two newsagents but also a Co-operative store and Sainsburys stores less than half a mile away. Independent traders are very... Read More

Little Common, Bexhill

Residents in Little Common, Bexhill launched a campaign against an application for a new supermarket, which they believed to be a Tesco Express,  on the site of a closed down petrol station/car showroom. Over 500 letters of objection were received. Rother District Council turned down the first application but the developers submitted a revised application.

Little Common Traders and... Read More

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