Objections raised in North Glasgow

Locals object to new Asda c-store

PLANS for Scotland’s first ‘Asda On The Go’ convenience store at a forecourt site in North Glasgow have come under fire from locals.

Residents have complained to Glasgow City Council, claiming that the new store will only add to congestion and have a detrimental effect on the c-stores already trading in the area.
The new Euro Garages filling station and c-store would occupy the Shell Connect petrol site on Bearsden Road in Glasgow. Under plans, the existing forecourt would be demolished.

In a written objection to the proposed forecourt c-store, Jaswinder Lalli, owner of Keystore More Temple, said: “Glasgow City Council have promoted that they are for supporting local businesses and this proposal would have a drastic impact on the future of our store and our employees if granted.”

The planning statement submitted by Euro Garages Limited – the forecourt business in which Asda’s billionaire owners Mohsin and Zuber Issa made their fortune – sets out plans for a 2,350 square foot store, which will carry up to 2,500 products including fresh produce and chilled lines.

Euro Garages said the new store will improve the local area, creating 12 employment opportunities while also meeting the demand for premises catering to top-up and food-to-go missions.

In its proposal, Euro Garages Ltd said: “The provision of another convenience retail store in this area would also augment the 20-minute neighbourhood principle by providing improved shopping offer for the day-to-day shopping needs of the local community.”