Hope over renewed town centre plans in Bishopbriggs

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WE’RE working together with supermarket bosses to get the best possible deal for Bishopbriggs.

That’s the view of Bishopbriggs Town Team members following a meeting last week with representatives from supermarket giants Morrisons.

Morrisons own the former Bishopbriggs High School site and plan to build a new supermarket. The town team presented Morrisons with its ‘vision’ for the town centre, which was created by architects Page and Park, earlier last month.

Dominic Notarangelo, a member of the town team, said: “Morrisons have talked us through their proposals and they are going to consider including our proposals in the plans.

“It’s very positive. Everyone is moving in the spirit of co-operation and seems to have the same objective in mind.”

Councillor Billy Hendry, who arranged and chaired last week’s meeting, said: “All stakeholders have moved this process on leaps and bounds since the original Morrisons plan last December.

“I am pleased to say that Morrisons are listening and working to reflect the vision developed by architects Page and Park, which was funded by the community.

“I believe they must meet all or as many of the public’s aspirations as possible.

“I am delighted that community engagement will continue throughout these talks before any final planning application is lodged.

“It is vital that the people of Bishopbriggs back the plans, therefore talks will continue to ensure we achieve the best deal for residents and shoppers.”

The town team’s vision for the town centre includes proposals for a community hub, a new St Matthew’s Church and a wedge garden square.

It was drawn up following feedback from residents.

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