Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Okehampton, Devon

The Town Council and Chamber of Trade have both organised meetings to discuss the plans. The latter has raised concerns about the impact the proposed store will have on smaller businesses in the town. Okehampton already has three supermarkets. A new campaign group Okehampton Community First  has been set up.

In September  2012 a retail study commissioned by West Devon... Read More

Ottery St Mary, Devon

Tesco bought a vacant factory plot at St Saviour's, Ottery St Mary.  Residents and the town's Chamber of Commerce, are concerned that a supermarket will "drain the resources of the town". Ottery is a vibrant market town with many independent traders. A group "Sustainable Ottery" was set up to oppose the plans.  ... Read More

Plymouth, Devon

Tesco have been bidding to build a megastore since 2008 and want to flatten the current Transit Way building to rebuild it. It was granted planning permission in 2011 but work has never begun and planning consent has now lapsed.

The plan was to build a massive new Tesco store with 745 car parking spaces over two storeys, a bus waiting area and a major shake-up of the Crownhill Road... Read More