A campaign "Big Enough Already" was launched to stop the local Tesco store in Wolverton, Milton Keynes, from expanding to a Tesco Extra.
Tesco applied for planning permission in November 2007 and the application was refused some two years later following a campaign by the Big Enough Already Group. The Group focusse its efforts on planning reasons, mainly PPS6, the local plan and conservation issues. The planning officers recommendation was to give permission to the application but after a three hour debate at a special planning meeting on 7th May 2009 Milton Keynes Council Development Control Committee turned down the application from Tesco to double the size of its store in Wolverton from 55,000sq ft to a Tesco Extra store of 120,000sq ft with around 850 car parking spaces. The Committee refused the application on the grounds that the expansion would have a detrimental effect on the vitality and viability of Wolverton town centre and be out of keeping with the conservation area.