THERE are fears plans for a supermarket on a former school site could be shelved.

Kier Property Developments was granted permission in March for a supermarket, petrol station, health centre and more than 140 houses on the former Royston High School site - in spite of 300 letters of objection.

Although building work has started on the houses, the health centre has been dropped from the development.

Now it's rumoured the supermarket plan is also about to be abandoned - with the possibility that could lead to even more new houses on the site.

Cllr Tim Cheetham said: "At the time of the application we were told there was great interest from a supermarket chain - but now we're hearing that no supermarket wants to know."