Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Penistone, Barnsley

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.

Barnsley
United Kingdom
53° 31' 32.8764" N, 1° 37' 47.1828" W
Barnsley GB

Campaign Updates
Penistone, Barnsley

5 May 2008
Legal challenge unsuccessful

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.

1 March 2007
Application granted

Campaigners staged a demonstration outside the Town Hall in March 2007 before the Council's planning committee approved the plans. For further information please see local media coverage of the campaign and approval, and PRALs' objection to Penistone town centre redevelopment from January 2007.