Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Honiton, Devon

Tesco already has a Tesco supermarket in Honiton but acquired a separate parcel of land, and plans to build a new, much larger store in the town. Residents weree concerned about the impact on traffic congestion and on the town's shops. Honiton currently has a thriving range of independent shops and retailers.

However, in April Tesco confirmed that it would appeal against East Devon District Council's ruling.

The Appeal hearing opened on 11th November 2008. On the 11th January 2009,  the Planning Inspector dismissed Tesco's appeal, ruling that a new, larger store in Ottery Moor Lane to replace the existing one in Battishorne Way would destroy town centre shops. Parking and loss of industrial land for employment were also grounds for dismissing the appeal. To view the appeal decision please go to

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50° 47' 56.3676" N, 3° 11' 9.726" W
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Campaign Updates
Honiton, Devon

27 June 2017
Tesco selling off land for housing

Businesses on Ottery Moor Lane in Honiton face an uncertain future after land owned by Tesco is set to be sold and a large housing development has been given the go-ahead. The land on the Honiton Business Park on Ottery Moor Lane was originally bought by Tesco to enable the replacement of their existing store on Battishorne Way but that was not granted planning consent, following appeal in 200

5 June 2014
Planning application for supermarket in Heathpark

Is likely to be submitted “this year,” a report has revealed. The site, which is owned by EDDC, had been tipped as a potential location for the district authority’s new headquarters, before a switch to Skypark emerged as the preferred option earlier this year.


20 March 2008
Plans refused

Because of insufficient evidence about the potential adverse retail impact on Honiton.