Following Morrisons’ first consultation session this week on new plans for the redevelopment of the Bishopbriggs store and surrounding land, local MP Jo Swinson is calling on anyone living or working in Bishopbriggs to submit their feedback on the proposals.
On 5 June, Morrisons started the planning application process for the old Bishopbriggs High School site and the town centre land around the Triangle. The first public consultation session, which more than 100 residents attended, was held on Tuesday 19 June at the War Memorial Hall in Bishopbriggs. The deadline for initial feedback is Friday 29 June. A second consultation session has provisionally been scheduled for September.
Commenting, Jo said:
“It is encouraging that Morrisons have finally submitted their new plans for the redevelopment of the Bishopbriggs store and old High School site. The latter has been an eyesore in the town centre for far too long, and so it is promising to see the first shoots of progress on the rejuvenation of the area.
“It’s positive that more than 100 residents went to see the plans. However, more than 20,000 people live in Bishopbriggs and these proposed changes to the town centre will affect all residents, so there is clearly much more to be done by Morrisons to communicate the plans so people can have their say. It would be a mistake for Morrisons to assume that the community engagement box is ticked by one event held at fairly short notice one Tuesday afternoon.
“The deadline for residents to submit their initial feedback is on Friday 29th June, so I’d encourage anyone who hasn’t yet done so to share their responses before then.
“I will be following the process closely and hope to attend the second consultation session later this summer.”