Responding to news that Morrisons have started the planning application process for the old Bishopbriggs High School site and the town centre land around the Triangle, MP Jo Swinson has given a cautious welcome to progress but urged meaningful engagement with the community over the plans.
The proposals are currently at a very early stage but include the demolition of the existing Morrisons in Bishopbriggs, as well as a mixed-use retail and residential development with a petrol station.
Consultation on the pre-application will run for 12 weeks and take the form of a two-stage drop-in community exhibition, the first of which will be held from 3-7pm on Tuesday 19th June at the War Memorial Hall in Bishopbriggs.
Commenting, Jo said:
“This vital site at the heart of Bishopbriggs has been a derelict eyesore for far too long, so I am relieved that we are starting to see some progress that could result in a revitalised town centre.
“When I met with Morrisons officials earlier this year, I stressed the importance of proper and direct engagement with the community, who have been kept in the dark for years about progress on this site. To be meaningful, Morrisons must be prepared to listen to the views of the community and amend plans accordingly.
“I encourage all those living and working in Bishopbriggs to attend the public consultation sessions, and I will take a close interest in this issue as more details emerge about the potential plans."