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PERMISSION Given For Large Glasgow East End Co-Op To Downsize

CITY planners have agreed that a large Co-op store in east Glasgow can be down-sized, with remaining space split into various units.

An application to allow the 17,650-square foot premises at Baillieston Road to be split into four has been approved.

The building currently houses a Co-op food store which also has a Well Pharmacy within it.

The changes will mean that the Co-op will have a 5,000 square foot shop, the size of outlet which the company now prefers.

Well Pharmacy have agreed to have a shop of around 1,500 square feet.

Hot food takeaway use has been approved for one of the other units and the fourth will either be a shop or a cafe/restaurant.

New shop frontages will be created on the Baillieston Road side of the building.

A document submitted with the application to Glasgow City Council planning department stated: “The proposed development will enhance the visual quality of this part of Barrachnie Local Town Centre by creating new active frontage on Baillieston Road. The proposals also offer an opportunity to extend the range of facilities and amenities of the Local Centre.

“If this planning application is successful, the reconfigured premises will therefore have two long-established retailers to take space immediately following completion of the works; allowing both occupiers far-better-suited space to meet their retail trading requirements.”

No changes were proposed to the car park or current vehicle access.