The Hadleigh Society is supporting the Campaign Against Another Supermarket in Hadleigh - CAASH. We are opposed to the development for very many reasons.
We'd also like to hear from you. You can contact us here.
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If you think a Tesco supermarket in Hadleigh will get you cheaper food then have look at experience elsewhere.
Town Council Poll
In September 1999 Hadleigh Town Council conducted a poll, publishing the results in October 1999. Three questions were asked and 76% of the electorate responded:-
The Hadleigh Society distributed 3,500 copies, one to each household in Hadleigh. 634 forms were received, completed as follows:
Thus an overwhelming 76.8% of the respondents were against the building of a supermarket on the riverside site.
Previous Applications for Supermarkets in Hadleigh
See our Newsletter archive for reports on this and previous applications.
The Other Options
There is already has an edge of town store purchased from Tesco complete with planning consent for the sale of food.
You might be interested to see news around the world of opposition to other supermarket developments.
from Country Life dated April 15, 1999:-
"Large foodstores sited out of town, ....., have not only carved up Greenfield space but - according to a recent government report - have cut the market share of principal food retailers in market towns by up to 50%.
Action for Market Towns, based in Suffolk, confirms the threat to local jobs. Within a 15km catchment area of 93 superstores studied, employment in specialist food retailers declined by nearly 30%. Each superstore opening resulted in an average net loss of 276 full-time equivalent jobs. But the tide is turning. In 1990, 50% of food retailers could expect to win appeals to build out-of-town stores. Now that figure is just 5%."