Theatre show celebratio­ns

Evening Times - - NEWS - BY DREW SANDELANDS

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

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