New supermarket plans for Kirkintilloch

Developers held a public consultation last week to discuss the prospect of building a new supermarket in Kirkintilloch.

Real estate firm Colliers International, along with Tame Construction, are considering the Woodilee Industrial Estate as the ideal site for the project.

It is claimed the new venture could bring as many as 300 new jobs to the town.

Colliers have already lodged a planning application notice with East Dunbartonshire council are keen to gauge the views of the community.

They held an event last Thursday at the William Patrick Library to share their plans and survey the public.

Following the consultation, the developers say 67% of respondents would like more choice in their supermarket, while 94% pledged to support such a development on the Woodilee estate.

Anthony Aitken, head of planning with Colliers said last week’s consultation was ‘positively received’ by the community.

The developers are aiming to lodge a full planning application in the autumn.