Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Westward Ho, Devon

A ‘Say No to Tesco’ campaign was launched after Tesco announced it was hoping to submit a planning application for an Express store in the village this year.

The store is proposed for part of the Sunshine Leisure amusement arcades on Golf Links Road, but concerns were raised about the narrow roads and pinch points there, as well as the loss of around 40 parking spaces.

The village, which has a population of around 1,800 people, already has two convenience stores, two bakeries, a butchers and a chemist, among other independent retailers.

United Kingdom
51° 2' 19.9032" N, 4° 14' 17.178" W
Devon GB

Campaign Updates
Westward Ho, Devon

21 May 2014
Five applications for minor works submitted

Five applications submitted for minor works to site of proposed Express store near Westward Ho! slipwa

2 April 2014
Tesco confirms it has started work on the store
23 September 2013
Protest march held

Hundreds of people take part in protest march.


14 August 2013
Public meeting held