A multi-million pound development plan for the centre of Milton Keynes has been put on hold.
The first phase of the proposals was withdrawn just hours before councillors were due to vote on them.
The plans include an expansion of the Centre MK shopping centre, new housing and a restaurant quarter.
They were due to be submitted in three stages, but now the plans are expected to be submitted in a combined application later.
Jon Weymouth, the development manager for the Centre MK, said: "Whilst obviously disappointed with having to take this course of action, we would like to reiterate that as long-term investors in Milton Keynes the joint owners, Hermes and Prudential, remain firmly committed to the city.
"We believe that our proposals which do have outline planning permission, remain key for the future of Milton Keynes.
"We will continue to work closely with English Partnerships, Milton Keynes Partnership and Milton Keynes Council in order to provide the best possible solution for the continuing revitalisation of the retail heart of the city."