Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Moseley, Birmingham

In 2009 developers Exmax withdrew plans for a Tesco store as part of a development to include sheltered housing and a medical centre. In 2010 Tesco submitted new plans but city planners called for a complete review of traffic and transport in and around Moseley.

On 4th November 2010 the application went before the council's planning committee with a recommendation that the development... Read More

Shirley, Birmingham

Sainsbury's wanted to open a Sainsbury's Local store on Haslucks Green Road in Shirley, Solihull. Residents gathered over 1000 signatures on a petition. Key concerns include parking as it is already quite congested and is a bus route. Across the road is a retirement home and there is concern over the noise pollution of large delivery vans disturbing the elderly late at night... Read More


Residents and traders in Stirchley are concerned about plans by Tesco to develop a major food development on Hazelwell Lane. In October 2007 Birmingham City Council confirmed that it is its intention, in principle, to select Tesco as the preferred developer. Birmingham City Council approved Tesco's application. Campaigners fought to get the application called in for considering by the... Read More