Devon

Brixham Tesco superstore referendum cancelled

Tesco sign
Image caption The supermarket would be part of a £20m redevelopment of Brixham

A referendum on plans to build a Tesco store in Brixham, which was projected to cost £10,000, has been cancelled.

The poll was due to be held on 22 March after campaigners held a meeting which supported a referendum.

But some residents threatened to demand a judicial review into the move, saying it would be a waste of money.

The Devon town council said it had dropped the poll as it felt there was a possibility that a judicial review would find in favour of its critics.

The supermarket, proposed for a town centre car park site, would be part of a £20m redevelopment of the town.

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