Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Horrabridge, Plymouth

Villagers have won their fight to save a pub on the edge of Dartmoor from being turned into a Co-op. The Leaping Salmon at Horrabridge near Plymouth closed at the end of 2015 but the Co-operative Group had submitted a planning application to turn it into a convenience store after securing a lease for the building.

However, the plans have been refused by Dartmoor National Park Authority... Read More

Kingsbridge, Devon

In May 2010 Tesco submitted a new planning application for a 3,716 sq m store on Poplar Drive in Kingsbridge. The Town Council voted unanimously in their recommendation for refusal of planning permission on the grounds that certain specifications, including a tower lift to Fore Street, had not been met, and that changes in the town meant the supermarket was no longer necessary.

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Newton Abbot, Devon

Asda  has formally objected to Aldi's plans for a new store on the edge of town. Aldi submitted multi-million pound plans to build a new supermarket at the entrance to the Brunel Industrial Estate. A decision was expected to have been made this month but Asda, which has a store in the town centre, has objected on the grounds that it is not in accordance with the local plan and that allowing... Read More