In 2007 Tesco applied for an Express store in the village of Pontyclun, despite there already being a huge Tesco Extra store less than two miles away. A public meeting was held on January 24th 2007, and drew a large crowd of over 200 people, with the vast majority opposing the plans. Issues raised included the proximity to the local primary school, and the possible demise of... Read More
Lidl has submitted an application to transform the former council depot, on Rhondda Road, into a store. Rhondda Cynon Taf councillors have undertaken a site visit. The plans have been recommended for approval by planning officers.
Residents are concerned that the store, which is out of town, would take away trade from existing shops and also increase traffic.
In 2008 Rhondda's planning committee turned down a proposal from Tesco to build a store on the 2.3 hectare Ynys Field next to the Lord Tonypandy pub and half a mile from the town centre. In October 2008 Tesco lodged an appeal against the decision.