Morrisons to appeal planning refusal for new store in Bishopbriggs

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A supermarket giant is to appeal the decision by East Dunbartonshire Council to refuse planning consent for a new store and petrol station.

Morrisons want to build a new store, petrol station and long stay car park on the former Bishopbriggs High site.

However, last month councillors on the planning board voted by 15 votes to seven to reject the new store proposals - despite the application being recommended for approval by council officials.

The reasons for it being refused include a poor linkage between the proposed development and the existing buildings and businesses.

The petrol station and long stay car park application was turned down earlier this year.

The plans have sparked public opposition.

Morrisons own the former high school site as well as the Triangle Shopping Centre - where its current store is located.

Richard Bakes, development executive for Morrisons, said: “We are disappointed that we have had to take this decision but we feel we have been left with no alternative.

“Consequently, we have written to elected members in East Dunbartonshire explaining our decision.”

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