Residents formed Penistone Residents Against Large Supermarkets (PRALS) in 2006 to campaign against plans for a 24,000 sq ft Tesco supermarket in the town. The group collected evidence against the store and called on Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council to reject the proposals and instead invite proposals for a mixed use of the site.
Stephen Green of Yorkshire Land submitted a second legal challenge - just days before his first challenge, over an agreement between Dransfield, Barnsley Council and Sport England over green space was turned down in the High Court of Justice administrative court. His second challenge centred around a parking area and the latest application for a judicial review concerned Barnsley Council's decision to sell some land to Dransfield Properties for the redevelopment scheme. However, the store opened in August 2010.