Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire

Tesco first submitted a planning application for a new two-floor store on its existing car park and a new two-storey car park on the site of the present store with a bridge joining the two buildings in 2009.  The plans were refused by local Councillors and at appeal.

Local residents feel the plans for the new store are too big for the area and they were called "grotesque" by members of the Civic Trust who are concerned about the impact of the development on the landscape of Milngavie. Campaigners are also concerned about the extra traffic the new store would generate.

Read the Appeal decision letter here and the We Like Milngavie press release. Also, see an article in the Bearsden Herald, 25th March 2011.

East Dunbartonshire
United Kingdom
55° 56' 35.8944" N, 4° 19' 1.1532" W
East Dunbartonshire GB

Campaign Updates
Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire

7 June 2013
Tesco shelves store plans
4 June 2012
Tesco unveil new plans

Campaigners say the new plans, which are only 2% smaller than the original, are still too big.

18 March 2011
Appeal dismissed

Tesco's Appeal to Scottish Government against refusal of planning permission by East Dunbartonshire Council for enlargement to Tesco Extra was dismissed by Reporter Trevor Croft solely on grounds of Setting of Conservation Area and Listed Building. 

1 February 2011
Public inquiry started
30 July 2010

Tesco lodged an appeal against East Dunbartonshire Council's decision to refuse its application to expand its store.

12 April 2010
Plans rejected

Twelve East Dunbartonshire councillors voted to halt it, five voted for a public hearing and five abstained