Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Towcester, Northamptonshire

Tesco submitted plans to double the size of its store in Towcester. Planners at South Northamptonshire Council (SNC)  recommended approval despite objections from archaeologists and Towcester shopkeepers, who believed their businesses would be further threatened by the extension.

History experts at Towcester and District Local History Society revealed that 100 Roman coins and other items were found near the Old Tiffield Road site in 1864. They believed finding more items of national significance was highly likely and recommended that Tesco should be asked to withdraw the application pending archaeological works being carried out.

United Kingdom
52° 7' 36.2784" N, 0° 59' 59.1216" W
Northamptonshire GB

Campaign Updates
Towcester, Northamptonshire

1 December 2009
Plans approved

Subject to conditions not to permit a pharmacy, key cutting and dry cleaning.