Tesco was refused permission to double the size of its Paulton store in Midsomer Norton. The plans would have seen the retail space increased by 22,000 sq ft.
Traders in Midsomer Norton vowed to fight the plans fearing it could be the final straw for the already-ailing High Street. Tesco submitted a planning application to Bath and North East Somerset Council in October. A total of 125 letters objecting to the planning application were received.