The campaign group against Monmouthshire County Council's plans to move Abergavenny livestock market to a new site near Raglan say they will take their fight to the Appeal court.
On Thursday, the high court in London rejected Keep Abergavenny Livestock Market's argument that the plans breached a law dating back to the 19th Century that a market must take place there.
The site is due to be used to build a Morrisons superstore, along with a library and car parking.
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Monmouthshire County Council have welcomed the decision by the High Court in London to reject a judicial review into the decision by the council to grant planning permission to build a new supermarket on the current site of the Abergavenny livestock market.
Campaigners had hoped an ancient law requiring the town to provide a market would save it.
The council plan to move the market to a new site around 10 miles away near Raglan. Morrisons have been awarded permission to build a supermarket on the current site.
In her judgements Justice Nicola Davies DBE upheld the Councils decisions rejecting in their entirety the arguments put forward by lawyers acting for a local campaign group (KALM).
– Cllr Bob Greenland, Monmouthshire County Council's Deputy Leader
This scheme brings with it in excess of 200 jobs for local people which are much needed. I want to take this opportunity to thank MCC officers for the tremendous work they have done on this project, often being unreasonably criticised by some members of the public. The judgement has supported the professional way that the planners dealt with the Morrisons' application and the proper consideration of the planning committee.