The building of a supermarket in Thrapston is still some way off.
East Northamptonshire Council said work on building a Sainsbury’s on the old cattle market site was “some way off as Sainsbury’s still have to secure some permissions outside of East Northamptonshire Council’s remit”.
The council granted planning permission for the store in February 2013 subject to a long list of conditions.
Since then, the applicant has been working with Northamptonshire County Council to achieve consent for the Traffic Regulation Orders necessary for the supermarket to be built.
These have now been approved, but further technical highway design work needs to be completed before work can start.