A SUPERMARKET which could have brought hundreds of jobs is no longer interested in the town.

Tesco confirmed it was not looking to move in to the former Delfords site in Main Road, Dovercourt, which has lain empty for more than three years.

Its owner Scott Properties has been trying to negotiate a deal to exchange land with Tendring Council so a mini-roundabout could be built.

The land acquisition would allow for a wider entrance to the site, which is also known as Vacuumatic.

Unable to reach an agreement, Scott Properties has now found that Tesco will not be moving in.

Tendring’s leader and finance boss Peter Halliday said: “It is publicly owned land and we have to get our best value for it. We do appreciate the benefits of doing business to see supermarkets turn up but they can have a negative impact as well as positive.”