Meeting (May 26th 2011) between Tesco and representatives of
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Tesco provided a facilitator, Ken Richardson, who acted as chairman.
Tesco said that they had called the meeting to discuss with the community the Reporter's findings on Tesco's previous application. The community made clear it wished instead to focus on the prospective new application.
Tesco's position was based on their opinion that the Reporter had no problem with the scale of the proposal. Therefore the brief to the design team was unchanged, and they considered the only issues to be addressed were the design of the Woodburn Way frontage, and proximity of the store building to Gavin's Mill.
The position of the community representatives was that there was considerable anger at the scale and location of the proposal, which all considered to be unacceptable in the context.
In view of this major disagreement in principle between Tesco and the community, design details were not discussed.
At the conclusion of the meeting, copies of the community document entitled "A Store That's Right for Milngavie" » were provided to the Tesco team. Tesco will relay the community views to their board. Tesco stated that the new application would not be submitted until after a public exhibition to be held in August following the school holidays.
Eve Gilmore (WLM) minuted the meeting on behalf of the community. Kirsty Leiper (Tesco) added some further details, to produce the draft we publish here.» This is annotated with a few amendments in italics proposed by group representatives who were present.
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