M&S plans for Oban given pub­lic ap­proval

The Oban Times - - News -

PLANS for a Marks and Spencer food­hall and cafe in Oban have been wel­comed with ex­cite­ment.

Towns­folk are al­ready plan­ning what to buy at the shop, with many peo­ple com­ment­ing on and shar­ing the post on The

Oban Times Face­book page. How­ever, there is still no open­ing date.

The plans lodged with the Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil last Wed­nes­day show the com­pany plans to in­stall win­dows to the front of the for­mer Lidl store.

The food­hall would in­cor­po­rate an M&S cafe. The pro­posal comes in two sec­tions: one is for the dis­play of win­dow signs, canopy signs and trol­ley bays.

Com­ments on The Oban Times Face­book page were gen­er­ally in favour of the well- es­tab­lished UK shop.

Sine Mur­ray, from Oban, said: ‘Great news! I think it will do well. It’s not com­pet­ing with Lidl or Aldi. Now, can we have a Mata­lan or sim­i­lar large fam­ily depart­ment store?’

Laura Wately posted: ‘ Can’t wait, saves a trip to Glas­gow.’

Post-mis­tress Is­lay MacNab from Taynuilt was rue­ful of her de­ci­sion to move away from the area, say­ing: ‘Typ­i­cal, just when I am look­ing to move away.’

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