Tesco's proposals for a superstore on the outskirts of town have been opposed by traders in Ballyclare. A committee of local traders was set up in August 2008 to oppose the development plans.
The Planning Service for Northern Ireland recommended the application for the store be refused. The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association and Ballyclare Chamber of Trade have both welcomed the decision by DOE Planning Service to reject the proposed out of town store.
Campaigners met with local MEP Jim Nicholson.