A Store That's Right For Milngavie - The Community's View
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1. A store that's right for Milngavie, whilst remaining a local store, could accommodate a small increase in size.
2. The store should be redeveloped roughly on its present footprint, i.e. south of the Allander Water, and facing towards the town centre.
This preferred location was independently arrived at by eminent architects Page\Park.
3. The car park should remain in its current location where it was provided to serve the town centre 40 years ago.
4. To protect that part of Milngavie Town Centre designated the 'Prime Shopping Area' in the Local Plan, the range of goods and services in the new store should be restricted by conditions, as indicated by the Appeal Reporter.
5. The store building should blend with the attractive park and riverside setting, and be sympathetic to the setting of the listed Gavin's Mill and railway station.
6. There should be genuine enhancement of the surroundings, including the public spaces and pedestrian/ cycle routes within the site.
7. Tesco state that they wish to 'keep people shopping both in our store and the whole of the town centre'. For this, the linking routes must be pleasant, well lit and easily accessible by all.
8. A new store must be at least as accessible to disabled people as is the present.
ORIGIN OF "A STORE THAT"S RIGHT FOR MILNGAVIE"
Tesco stated:' We want to deliver a store that's right for Milngavie and that keeps people shopping both at our store and the whole of the town centre. We look forward to working with the community to make this happen'
UNFORTUNATELY TESCO HAVE YET TO SHOW ANY WILLINGNESS TO LISTEN TO THE COMMUNITY.
This list and the accompanying text were compiled in collaboration with community councils and residents associations of Milngavie, Bearsden and Strathblane and amenity groups and traders of Milngavie. The areas represented supply more than 80% of customers for Tesco's Milngavie store.
It has emerged that most members of these local communities share common views of how the store should be redeveloped.
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