Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Olney, Buckinghamshire

Tesco wants to open a store on the High Street of Olney. It did not need planning permission for the store as the site was already registered for retail use. The site is in a conservation area, and residents and Councillors expressed opposition to the store, and the fact that they were not aware about the plans.

Buckinghamshire
United Kingdom
52° 9' 17.0568" N, 0° 42' 4.9608" W
Buckinghamshire GB

Campaign Updates
Olney, Buckinghamshire

28 April 2016
Sainsbury's pull out of plans
15 February 2016
Councilllors refuse plans

Councillors ruled the new store would have a “substantial” impact on other Olney shops, traffic and parking. The countryside site was also contrary to planning policies.

5 November 2015
Planning officers recommend plans approved

But certain conditions would be passed on granting permission for the store – including the store not being able to sell clothes or operate a pharmacy or cafe – to protect the vitality of the town centre.

10 October 2014
Sainbury's submits planning application
18 June 2014
Sainsbury's planning store in town

Sainsbury's is hoping to build a 20,000sq ft store.Public consultations will be held to give information about the planned works, which would be on former quarry on land at Warrington Road and Lavendon Road and has planning permission for a car showroom, garage and petrol station.