Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Residents and traders in Barnsley formed a campaign group "WASP" (Wilthorpe Against Supermarket Planning) "a sting to the community to fight plans to turn  "The Wilthorpe" pub on Huddersfield Road into a supermarket.

 The group gathered around 450 petitions against the development.  However, Councillors approved the minor applications.


United Kingdom
53° 32' 13.3548" N, 1° 27' 40.2552" W
Barnsley GB

Campaign Updates
Barnsley, South Yorkshire

17 June 2015
Sainsbury's abandons plans

Sainsbury's said a change in shopping trends had left the firm with no other option but to abandon plans to convert B and Q at Stairfoot into a supermarket.

4 June 2012
Tesco confirmed it would be submitted a planning application