Developers insist a proposed £35 million retail estate at Peel Park could bring 260 jobs to East Kilbride – and would not be an ‘attack’ on the town centre. Following last week’s announcement that a £15m housing development has been given the go-ahead, developers London & Scottish Investments (LSI) have revealed further plans for a bulky goods retail park at the former Tesco/Dobbies proposal site. The 125,000 sq ft development would feature seven large retail units, five small retail units, two drive-thru restaurants and would sit on the remaining land at Redwood Crescent. As reported in the East Kilbride News, 89 new private and affordable family homes are to be built on the five-acre derelict site over the next two years. It is expected that around 90 construction jobs will be created. There are fears another out-of-town retail development could harm the town centre. But LSI told the East Kilbride News this week they are “absolutely clear” the new retail development can operate successfully without any significant impact on ‘the vitality and viability’ of the town centre. Bryan Wilson, development director with LSI, said: “This is not an attack on the town centre. “It is complimentary retailing that can’t go… Read full this story
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