Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire

Community councils are 
urging the Scottish Government to overturn plans for a supermarket 
at the old council HQ in 
Kirkintilloch. Their aim is to get the decision recalled or reviewed by the Scottish Government on the grounds that the development would be bad for business in Kirkintilloch town centre and does not address the need for construction of new houses on brown field sites.

East Dunbartonshire Council approved the planning application to build a supermarket, petrol station and drive through restaurant despite overwhelming objections from locals..

Planning officials had recommended the plans for refusal.

East Dunbartonshire
United Kingdom
55° 56' 21.264" N, 4° 9' 22.1976" W
East Dunbartonshire GB

Campaign Updates
Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire

29 April 2015
Plans approved

Planning officials recommended refusing the application as it was contrary to the masterplan for the town and over fears that it would have a negative impact on the town centre economy. Over 160 objection letters were also received.