PLANNERS have rejected a proposal to knock down an industrial unit in Bishopbriggs and replace it with an Aldi supermarket.
The company had applied to develop land at the corner of Westerhill Road and Kirkintilloch Road, part of Low Moss Industrial Estate.
The existing occupier — Kentallen — intended to sell the site to Aldi and move to more modern accommodation.
Sixteen letters of support were receivedl. There were six objections, including one each from Asda and Morrisons.
The proposal was against East Dunbartonshire Council planning policy and planners refused permission for various reasons.
They stated it would introduce an “inappropriate use” within the designated industrial area and would “displace an existing business which is occupying land in an appropriate setting”.
Planners also had road safety concerns and said the store’s location would “encourage a sole reliance on use of the private car to the development”.
Aldi can appeal against the decision.