Category: Tesco

Northgate Consultation gets Green Light

A meeting of Sedgemoor District Council today set the terms of reference for the future of Northgate which included genuine public consultation and the prioritisation of leisure options, enhancement of green space and preservation of buildings of heritage value. The meeting started with a Labour ammendment to the SDC Medium Term Financial Plan proposed by […]

FOI Requests force Sedgemoor to reveal Tesco compensation figure

In a press statement today Sedgemoor District Council has revealed the figure it received from the failed Tesco development on Bridgwater’s Northgate site was just over £5m whilst Somerset County Council received £3,5m, making a grand total of £8,886,700. Westover Councillor Brian Smedley said “The veil of secrecy over members which was imposed on us […]

Town Council set 24th March as date for Public Meeting on the Future of Northgate

After 4 years of Sedgemoor District and Somerset County Councils threatening to build a giant Tesco Extra on Northgate and the Brewery Field, putting the town centre at risk, blighting the lives of nearby residents and flying in the face of the wishes of the people of Bridgwater the whole project has collapsed. Bridgwater Town […]


After months of secrecy and rumour Tesco have finally confirmed they’re not coming to Bridgwater. In a letter today to Westover Councillor Brian Smedley , Corporate Affairs manager for Tesco South West, Joe Chapman ,wrote “we’re announcing today that we are unable to proceed with 49 new planned store developments across the country, including our […]