Fears new supermarket could increase pollution problems in town centre

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THERE were fears this week that plans to build a new supermarket in a busy town centre could increase pollution problems.

Bishopbriggs Town Team says plans to build a new Morrisons store in Bishopbriggs will increase traffic and pollution in the area.

Bishopbriggs Cross and Kirkintilloch Road have previously been identified as hotspots for bad air pollution by Audit Scotland.

The group has now written to Morrisons’ chief executive Dalton Philips about its concerns.

It has also asked Mr Dalton to reconsider the size of the supermarket.

A spokesperson for the town team said: “The pollution problems in Bishopbriggs are already significant and there will be bigger problems when this store is built.

“We have written to Morrisons chief executive because we want to make sure he is aware that this Morrisons is going to be so much bigger and it is something people are concerned about.

“We are hoping that the application has been delayed because Morrisons are taking people’s real concerns, particularly about the size of the store, into account.”

More on this story to follow.

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