Controversial plans to extend Tesco's Station Road Harrow store have been withdrawn, the supermarket giant confirmed today.
The Hertfordshire-based company had submitted proposals to add a second floor to the store - to house non-grocery goods - by creating more headroom through raising parts of the lower sections of the roof.
It intended to build a three-storey car park that would link to the store via moving walkways, and construct three new retail units, and said the extended store would create 200 jobs.
But an opposition campaign, led by Harrow Civic Residents' Association, whose members live across the road from the supermarket, sought to lobby Harrow Council into refusing permission for enlargement.
Last month they staged a kerbside protest with placards and handed out leaflets to motorists.
James Wiggam, Tesco corporate affairs manager said: "We are committed to bringing forward the best scheme possible for Harrow town centre.
"To ensure this is the case we have decided not to proceed further with this particular application, and revise the scheme.
"We are still committed to providing major investment and a large number of jobs for Harrow town centre.
"The scheme received substantial public support and we will look forward to incorporating the comments received from our extensive consultation into the new application.
"We will continue to work closely with council and the community to ensure our investment provides the best possible offer to Harrow."
Tesco said pulling the application would allow it to review its plans before submitting revised proposals in the early summer.