COUNTY council chiefs say they cannot justify the expense of a legal challenge to local government reorganisation.
The authority faces extinction when Cheshire is split into two in 2009.
The Government recently gave the go-ahead to the move which will see Ellesmere Port & Neston joining with Chester and Vale Royal in a new West Cheshire council.
County bosses are strongly opposing the idea, which they say will bring no benefits to Council Taxpayers.
As they latest phase of their campaign they had considered seeking a judicial review of the Secretary of State’s decision.
But they have now decided not to go ahead with this.
A statement from the county says: “Members have considered leading counsel’s advice on seeking a review.
“In the light of that advice and the current financial stringencies affecting local government, not only in Cheshire but nationally, it was decided that expending funds on such a challenge posed an unacceptable risk to the public purse.”