Now is the time to tell Tesco we need the right store for Milngavie – Jo

Lacking reassurance from Tesco that the scale of the Milngavie redevelopment will be addressed, Jo Swinson MP has reiterated calls for local people to make their views known.

Jo today met with key Tesco decision-makers, Development Executive Callum Ford who will be taking the decision to board level, and Corporate Affairs Manager Gloria Coats.

Jo pressed Tesco on their consultation process, and how they would address the proposed scale of the store. Despite planned focus group meetings next month and exhibitions at the store and Milngavie library, Tesco indicated they were extremely reluctant to move away from plans to double the current Tesco store’s size.

Commenting, Jo Swinson said:

“Despite Tesco’s assertion that they want a store that’s right for Milngavie, the supermarket seem to be standing firm on doubling the size of the present store. Such a monstrous expansion would completely overshadow this sensitive site, with the historic Gavin’s Mill, conservation area and listed railway station.

“It is therefore crucial that local people have their say. Without public pressure, Tesco will remain determined to push through plans which are completely inappropriate for a small and unique town like Milngavie. Send your views to [email protected] and copy me into your email -[email protected]

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