Tesco revealed plans in May 2012 to open a store on the derelict Crossways Garage site in Saxmundham Road, Aldeburgh - next door to the Co-op. The proposed scheme is for a Tesco Express that would measure 2,700 sq ft of retail space - around half the size of the neighbouring Co-op. A campaign group "Say No to Tesco in Aldeburgh - Keep Aldeburgh Special" was set up to oppose... Read More
Tesco is planning a 60,000 sq ft superstore, 250 houses, hotel, private medical centre, three small shops on a 30 acre field in Walton High Street. European MP Richard Howitt has voiced concerns about the environmental impacts of such a large building project and the impact the scheme would have on the existing town centre and small local shops.
The Hands off Hadleigh (formerly CAASH) campaign in Hadleigh, Suffolk, has been a long running one.
After initial successes in stopping a Tesco superstore on the edge of the town centre, Tesco returned with a second application in 2004, which was also rejected. Another application was rejected in 2008, and Tesco again tried to get permission in 2010.