Check-out the jobs boost – Kirky folk could benefit thanks to new Morrisons

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PLANS for a major new superstore could benefit Kirkintilloch and East Dunbartonshire.

The company has applied for permission to build the new store in the outskirts of Cumbernauld, near Broadwood Stadium - creating around 330 jobs in the area.

The Westfield site is around a mile from Twechar and just five miles from Kirkintilloch town centre.

Morrisons chiefs are now planning a public exhibition to give residents their first glimpse of the plans.

Richard Bakes, Morrisons development executive, said: “Morrisons is dedicated to growth in Scotland and our ambitious plans for Westfield will benefit the local area in a number of ways.

“The site will provide new, local jobs and enhanced choice for shoppers, whilst we also hope the development will act as a catalyst for further regeneration.”

He added: “I would urge all members of the public, local to the area, to take the time to attend one of our two public exhibitions at Broadwood Stadium.

“It is your chance to make a difference, with the opportunity to view the plans in more detail, discuss your thoughts with us and leave valuable feedback.”

The exhibitions took place at Broadwood Stadium yesterday (Tuesday, September 18), from noon-8pm and will continue today (Wednesday, September 19) from 11am to 6pm.

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