Campaigning to curb supermarket power


Traders and residents are opposing plans for a Sainsbury's Local on Bingley Road in the World Heritage village of Saltaire.

Sainsbury's has written to people in Saltaire outlining its intention to open a convenience store on the site of a car wash. The company said it would submit a formal planning application to Bradford Council in the near future.

But the scheme has already stoked up worries about parking, late night noise and an impact on independent traders in the village.

United Kingdom
53° 47' 45.5424" N, 1° 45' 33.8328" W
Bradford GB

Campaign Updates

16 February 2016
Plans approved

The proposal by Sainsbury's to build a local store in Bingley Road at the junction with Grosvenor Road was met by an intense protest with 340 written objections sent to Bradford Council and only 12 letters of support. But at the planning meeting members of Keighley and Shipley Area Planning Committee felt there were not grounds to go against the recommendation by planning officers' to approve the 360 square metre shop store on what is an existing retail site.

10 February 2016
Plans due to be considered next week

Council officers are recommending approval because the convenience shop cannot be opposed on planning grounds, due to its retail location on a busy main road which would have no significant harm on immediate neighbours.

23 November 2015
Opponents carry out survey

Saltaire Village Society carry out own online survey about plans.