Tesco plans could create 500 jobs

24 Nov 2011

Two planning applications are likely to be considered together next week - for a major new Tesco store at Glasgow Harbour and a housing development at Beith Street.

A new Tesco supermarket planned for the Glasgow Harbour development will create more than 500 new jobs - up to half of them for long term unemployed.

City councillors could consider the application for the massive superstore and a linked application for 360 homes at Partick as early as next week.

The new Tesco Extra, which will be similar in size to the firm's hypermarket at the Silverburn centre in Pollok, will be sited by the bank of the Clyde at the edge of the Glasgow Harbour development.

The project could help up to 500 people out of unemployment.

Tesco and Glasgow Harbour have jointly applied for permission for the new supermarket. In 2008, Tesco was granted planning permission for a development at Beith Street, Partick following a public inquiry.

If the city council approves the new application for a supermarket at South Street, Tesco will have to give up its planning permission for the massive original development.

A spokesman for the supermarket chain said: "The result of this is that there will not be two foodstores developed on the sites."

Glasgow Harbour has now submitted an application to build around 360 homes on the Beith Street site, which will be considered at the same time as the new Tesco Extra plan.


Source: Evening Times - Riverside store to go before councillors.