Theatre show celebrations
A GLASGOW children’s theatre company is celebrating its 5th anniversary after 1250 performances across the UK.
To mark the occasion The Mcdougalls Theatre Company is starting a Scotland-wide Christmas/New Year Party Show tour.
They will be coming to Glasgow’s Mitchell Theatre on December 12.
PLANS for a new supermarket on a former Govanhill bus depot have been given the go-ahead – but Lidl will not be moving to the site.
An application to Glasgow City Council had proposed Lidl move from its current store on Victoria Road to the former Larkfield bus depot land at Butterbiggins Road.
However, the plans, now approved by the council, have been changed, with an operator for the supermarket no longer named.
Ryden Planning submitted an updated planning report on behalf of landowner PL Larkfield SPV Limited.
It states: “Lidl intended the proposed new store to be a replacement for the existing store.
“Subsequently, Lidl has decided not to go ahead with this project.
“However, the landowner decided to continue the live application. When considering planning applications for retail development, the planning system is generally ‘blind’ to the proposed operator. Planning permission is always granted for a specific use, and not for a specific retailer.”
A residential development has previously been approved for the eastern part of the site, with work now under way.
Another application for smaller units is currently under consideration by the council. It was submitted in January, last year, and includes retail, restaurant, cafe, and hot food takeaway units.
The planning report states proposed redevelopment of site will “ensure that the continues to contribute to the the site the provision of employment in the area”, creating in excess of 50 jobs.
“What Govanhill needs is a diversity of good local retail facilities,” it states.
“Now that Lidl is to remain on its existing site, the opportunity arises for another retailer to respond to the requirement for more shopping facilities within the Govanhill area. It is anticipated that, should planning permission be granted, there will be market interest.”
The land at Butterbiggins Road where a new supermarket will be built