The management team at Booths must feel like they are banging their heads against a brick wall. The upmarket supermarket chain is facing its second battle to build a store in less than a year. Following a long-running campaign against a store in Barrowford, Lancashire, last year, the battle ground has moved to the Edwardian resort of Grange-over-Sands in Cumbria. But just why is this small, cuddly, independent family retailer facing so much opposition? It's certainly not a big bad multiple steaming in to build a 100,000 sq ft mega-store amid a sea of concrete car parking. The retailer, which has won plaudits for its artisan-style stores and restaurants, its close links with the communities it serves and its dedication to supporting local producers, only wants a 12,500 sq ft store. Indies should take note. The Nimbys are becoming more vocal and are prepared to fight the slightest changes to their high streets to preserve their communities. And it's not just the likes of Tesco that will feel their wrath in the future .