Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Crediton, Devon

In 2007 Tesco submitted plans for a development including a 5,000 sq m store on the edge of town. Local residents formed the Save Our Market Town - Keep Crediton Thrivingcampaign to oppose the development. Campaigners set up the Crediton Traffic Action Group website. Campaigners also submitted an ... Read More

Dawlish, Devon

Tesco first unveiled plans for a new store to be built on playing fields at Sandy Lane, Dawlish in 2007. Teignbridge District Council own the land and lease it to Dawlish Football Club.

Sainsbury's also submitted plans for a store in the town. A very complicated planning process which included judicial reviews and planning inquiries then ensued. Resulting in a government inspector... Read More

Exmouth, Devon

Residents in Exmouth opposed plans for an Asda store near the estuary - a beautiful site with various protection orders and rare birdlife.  The town has rejected development on the Exe twice in two consultations and there was a petition of 10,900 people opposing it, which was presented to the House of Commons.  The Council announced Asda as its 'regeneration partner', but in mid-February... Read More