Tesco withdraws Scarborough supermarket proposal

Tesco has withdrawn plans for a new £14m supermarket on council-owned land in Scarborough.

Approval was given in 2011 to replace the Westwood store with a larger one on Dean Road, despite concerns about the possible impact on town centre trade.

Tesco's proposal for the Dean Road store, on a brownfield site, included a new car park and petrol station

A company spokesman said it had taken the "difficult decision" not to progress with plans.

Campaigners opposed to the store had expressed fears about increased congestion on nearby roads and the possible impact on traders in the town centre.

The council described the news as "disappointing" and said it would be working on alternative plans for the site.

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