Store pro­posal is wel­come

East Kilbride News - - SPOTLIGHT -

Dear Edi­tor,

I re­fer to the pro­posed Lidl de­vel­op­ment at the for­mer Atholl House site in East Kil­bride town cen­tre.

Pre­vi­ous cor­re­spon­dence from your reg­u­lar con­trib­u­tor, Mr Joe Al­lan, re­gard­ing this plan­ning pro­posal shocked me.

A num­ber of years ago I resided in the Avon­dale Av­enue area and was there­fore shocked at Mr Al­lan’s cor­re­spon­dence.

The idea that a plan­ning pro­posal was tak­ing ac­cess to the top end of Avon­dale Av­enue from the Kingsway de­fied belief.

And I was as­ton­ished that such a pro­posal could even be reg­is­tered as a plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion as any form of trans­port as­sess­ment would clearly re­ject such a pro­posal.

Out of per­sonal in­ter­est, I at­tended a very pos­i­tive and in­for­ma­tive public con­sul­ta­tion.

It turns out that the in­for­ma­tion in Joe Al­lan’s letter is to­tal and ut­ter non­sense.

It would seem that the man could only have made this up and cer­tainly not ob­tained any form of in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion.

Not only is there no ac­cess from the Kingsway at the top of Avon­dale Av­enue, they are ac­tu­ally block­ing up the pre­vi­ous ac­cess used by South La­nark­shire Coun­cil em­ploy­ees to the car park off Avon­dale Av­enue.

An in-and-out ac­cess is clearly de­tailed from Churchill Av­enue and the pro­posal of a small Lidl su­per­mar­ket in the cor­ner of the site has great ben­e­fits to this side of the town.

I wel­come the pro­posal and am only one of a num­ber of par­tic­i­pants at the pre­sen­ta­tion who were equally pos­i­tive.

It does con­cern me that mis­in­for­ma­tion pub­lished by you on be­half of Mr Al­lan will af­fect public opin­ion.

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