Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Barry, Vale of Glamorgan

Sainsbury's applied for permission to install new plant equipment, make shop front alterations, and install a new ATM facility at the premises where it wants to open an Express store.  It also applied for permission to offer car-parking provision and for a change of use at the two-storey premises, previously occupied by A1 Road and Torque Tools as well. Planning officers recommended approval but residents voiced opposition to the proposals, citing increased traffic congestion, noise, litter, alcohol and anti-social related behaviour and safety risks in an area near a school.  A 3,000-strong petition and more than 80 letters of objection were received by the council.


Vale of Glamorgan
United Kingdom
51° 23' 44.8008" N, 3° 17' 5.6832" W
Vale of Glamorgan GB

Campaign Updates
Barry, Vale of Glamorgan

2 October 2015
Aldi withdraws plans after they were rejected by planning committee

The plans were rejected by the Vale council's planning committee at the end of last month, citing the "negative impact" a new supermarket would have on businesses in the surrounding areas among other reasons for the refusal.

6 February 2012
Sainsbury's appeal upheld

 Sainsbury's successfully appealed against the Vale Council planning committee's decision to prevent them trading in Park Crescent last year. The Planning Inspectorate of Wales decided Sainsbury's could locate in Barry's West End - despite opposition from traders, residents and politicians. 

30 June 2011
Plans refused