One of biggest applications ever

Plans submitted for former Tesco sites

Peel Park, East Kilbride
Peel Park, East Kilbride

Property developer London & Scottish Investments has submitted one of Scotland’s biggest packages of planning applications as part of a major redevelopment of former Tesco-owned sites acquired in August.

The developments are expected to create more than 500,000 sq ft of food and non-food retail space.

They are planned for Aviemore, Cowdenbeath, Crieff, Cupar, Dalkeith, East Kilbride, Glasgow Springburn, Kilmarnock, Paisley and Thurso.

Local planning applications have been submitted – or will be submitted shortly – for eight of the ten sites.  As East Kilbride and Paisley are major developments, a 12-week period of statutory public consultation must be carried out before submission of a planning application. Detailed planning applications for these two sites are expected to be lodged in the spring.

A number of other sites acquired by LSI from Tesco in August are earmarked for residential development.  Further details will be announced in early next year.

Bryan Wilson, group development director at London & Scottish Investments, said: “This package of planning applications is one of the biggest that Scotland has ever seen.

“The economic redevelopment of these vacant sites is fantastic news not just for the communities around them, but for the Scottish economy as a whole as we expect thousands of jobs to be created as a result.

“We are now in advanced discussions with a number of food and non-food retailers to occupy these developments and hope to be able to announce these in the near future. Subject to securing the necessary approvals, construction work is expected to start in spring and summer 2016.”

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