Flats planned for disused petrol station site

The site of a disused petrol station on Kirkintilloch Road, Bishopbriggs, is set to be brought back to life following a decision by the East Dunbartonshire Planning Board to grant permission for 33 retirement flats to be built there.

Developers McCarthy Stone have already begun work to demolish the petrol station, clear the site and build the foundations.

The development will consist of a three storey block and landscaped gardens with 22 car parking spaces, including two for blue badge holders.

Planning Board chairman, Councillor Billy Hendry, said, “This site has been vacant for a number of years so to have it brought back into productive use is good news for the local community.

“As part of our planning conditions the developer will contribute £11,880 to be invested in local parks and open spaces.”