Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Bideford, Devon

Tesco own land in Bideford that the council had allocated for housing development and a 1,000 square metre store and a row of small lock up shops. In early 2007 Tesco submitted a planning application for a much bigger store than the 1,000 sq m allocated. In January 2007 the Council received approximately 15 letters objecting to the store and a petition of 300 signatures was handed in. In... Read More

Bovey Tracey, Devon

In Bovey Tracey, Devon residents are in the throes of a battle against a proposed Sainsbury's store on the edge of our small rural town.

According to the flyer distributed around the town in December 2011, the land earmarked by Sainsbury’s for their new store, is subject to a covenant that the Town Council signed up to in 1996, agreeing not to use the property for any purpose other than... Read More

Braunton, Devon

In this case the planning authority dismissed the possibilities of a town-centre site being assembled in favour of an oversized out of town position on the site of a closed factory. North Devon Friends of the Earth group challenged the District Council’s resolution to approve and required them to reconsider the application in the light of PPS6, to consider properly the use of compulsory powers... Read More