Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Exmouth, Devon

Residents in Exmouth opposed plans for an Asda store near the estuary - a beautiful site with various protection orders and rare birdlife.  The town has rejected development on the Exe twice in two consultations and there was a petition of 10,900 people opposing it, which was presented to the House of Commons.  The Council announced Asda as its 'regeneration partner', but in mid-February 2009 Asda announced it would be withdrawing its proposals.


United Kingdom
50° 37' 11.8452" N, 3° 24' 49.3272" W
Devon GB

Campaign Updates
Exmouth, Devon

New application from Tesco refused, then granted

In March 2009 Tesco resubmitted an application to East Devon District Council (EDDC) for a store extension, hoping it will re-evaluate their decision following the withdrawal of plans for an Asda superstore. The plans for an extension to its store were rejected in 2008 by EDDC's head of planning.  Please see an article in the Exmouth Herald, 6th March 2009.  In early April EDDC approved the application - please see an article in, 9th April 2009.