The future of a development that could bring Marks & Spencer back to Scunthorpe is in doubt after councillors were told to reconsider the scheme, reports the Scunthorpe Telegraph.
The project, brought forward by Simons Developments, has been earmarked for land currently occupied by the Stephen Smith Garden Centre.
It is set to include a flagship M&S store and four other units and North Lincolnshire Council's planning committee voted in favour of granting permission in December.
But opponents say it was contrary to national planning policy and have taken initial steps towards a legal challenge of the decision.
And now the council has agreed to refer the application back to the committee in March.