Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Greenock, Inverclyde


Over 150 objection letters have been lodged in response to an application by Sainsbury's to build a store and 34 flats in West Greenock. Many of the objections relate to parking, traffic congestion and the effect on existing businesses. Work has already started on building flats at the location but now a revised plan has been lodged for fewer flats plus a 245 sq metre shop (with a further 144 sq metre storage area) and 66 sq metre shop.


United Kingdom
55° 57' 23.3136" N, 4° 46' 19.1388" W
Inverclyde GB

Campaign Updates
Greenock, Inverclyde

20 May 2010
Appeal Granted

Sainsbury's appealed to the Scottish Government in an attempt to get the decision overturned and in May 2010 the Scottish Government Reporter gave permission for the development. Please see an article in Inverclyde Now, 20th May 2010.

10 January 2010
Application refused

In January 2010 Inverclyde Planning Board voted to reject the application for 34 flats and two retail units on grounds that the development didn’t fit in with the area’s planning strategy, would lead to parking, traffic and noise problems and would affect viability of town centre shops.