Planning applications for two supermarkets in Barnstaple will no longer be discussed at a council meeting this month.
In today's North Devon Journal we reported that plans for an ASDA supermarket at Anchorwood Bank and a Morrisons store at land off Braunton Road would come before North Devon Council's planning committee on December 19.
However, the applicants have now requested that the plans should not be included on the agenda for this meeting.
North Devon Council spokesman Holly Webbe said the applicants wished to address matters which were currently identified as negative impacts.
The council said it did not know when the applications would be heard by the planning committee.
In today's Journal we reported that Devon County Council's development management committee recommended both planning applications for refusal.
The committee cited traffic congestion and an adverse effect on the vitality and viability of Barnstaple town centre as its reasons.