Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Great Torrington, Devon

Tesco submitted an application in April 2006 for outline permission for a 2,788 sq.m store on a sports field on the edge of town.

Tesco's action delayed a decision on an application made by Somerfield in 2005 to move its inner town site to the edge of town, which most people had no problem with. Residents set up the Tesco Turf Wars at Torrington campaign, and lobbied Councillors against... Read More

Holsworthy, Devon

Tesco submitted a planning application in March 2012 for a 15,000 sq ft (1,394 sq m) store on the site of the current livestock market. In August 2012 Torridge District Council approved the application.

In June 2011 Torridge District Council's community resources committee decided to sell the land at the current livestock market. The Council wants to use money raised from the sale of... Read More

Honiton, Devon

Tesco already has a Tesco supermarket in Honiton but acquired a separate parcel of land, and plans to build a new, much larger store in the town. Residents weree concerned about the impact on traffic congestion and on the town's shops. Honiton currently has a thriving range of independent shops and retailers.

However,... Read More