Surely the college and Asda HAVE to be 2 applications as they are on different sites, so they cant link up as a joint application.
I've got to say never heard the term "resistance group" used to describe people in this way, i like to think of them as a campaign group!! A group of concerned people standing up for themselves, I might no agree with them but they have made themselves a concern for the authorities and they keep us talking about it, so not that there was any chance of it, but there is never a situation where ordinary people should pack up and go home and not fight... some of them DO win!!
enabling development. The college works as it is, so its not enabling them, just improving facilities a bit.
As for standing at the election, why on earth would they? It costs money!! People have not donated money so they can stand for election, and I guess they havent raised enough for that anyway.
There is no point in a campaign group fielding a candidate unless it forwards that particular campaign. They are a little campaign group fighting their corner a corner that doesnt really have any political bias, fighting a corporation who doesnt care who it deals in politics so even if they could win an election it would not forward the campaign at all.