Residents in Barnard Castle are backing a campaign to stop another major supermarket being opened in the centre of the town. According to the Teeside Mercury developers have held talks with Durham County Council about redeveloping the auction mart site on Vere Road.
Barnard Castle Vision’s 1,000 Voices scheme is objecting to the plans as it feels it would “sap the vitality of the town’s retail core”. Traffic access, congestion and unfair competition for local retailers, are just some of the reasons cited by campaigners hoping to put a stop to any plans that may be in the pipeline. Durham Council hasn't yet received any formal application for the development of the auction mart.