Tesco has delayed the opening of a 47,000sq ft supermarket in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, until further notice.

The £22m store was due to open in November, but Tesco has now pulled the plug on the opening while it reviews “timelines” for the scheme.

“After careful consideration we have decided to delay the opening of our new store in Chatteris,” a Tesco spokesman said.

“We will make sure the site remains secure and tidy whilst we review timelines for the scheme and will be sure to keep the Council and local community informed as our plans progress.”

Tesco announced last month that it would slow down its store refresh programme as part of a plan to save £400m this year.

Earlier this week it suspended UK managing director Chris Bush, along with three other executives, after admitting overstating its six month profit guidance by an estimated £250m.