TESCO has revealed to the Standard this week that the closure of the large store in Cirencester has been postponed. 

The Standard previously reported that the Farrell Close supermarket was due to close this month and open with a smaller Tesco Express. 

The Express store was rumoured to be on the site of the old Dorothy Perkins in Cricklade Street. 

However a Tesco spokesperson has said today that there had been a delay in plans. 

A spokesperson for Tesco said: “Our Cirencester Superstore will remain open into 2023 due to a delay in our plans for a replacement Express store. 

“We continue to support our store colleagues and are keeping them updated.”

Shoppers in Cirencester have previously reacted with surprise and disappointment to the news that the town's Tesco Metro store was due to close. 

One comment on social media said: “It’s the ideal site for the 20-year-long-awaited Cirencester cinema.”

A Tesco spokesperson previously said the new Express store would 'better serve the needs of customers' in the town centre. 

A Tesco spokesperson said: “We have taken the difficult decision to close our Cirencester Superstore and have done so after concluding that a new Express format store would better serve the needs of customers in Cirencester town centre.

"We realise this will be unsettling for our colleagues and we will work hard to find alternative roles in our nearby stores.”