A former industrial garage could be bulldozed to make way for a supermarket and deli.
The David’s Kitchen group has targeted the premises in Dalderse Avenue for development. Falkirk Council planners have recommended permission to demolish the building be granted – with conditions – but councillors will visit the site on Monday to take a look for themselves before taking a decision.
They have been told the premises, which at one time was also home to the Co-op bakery, will be replaced with a smaller building with improved site access and parking. The ‘mini’ supermarket and delicatessen selling rolls and soup to take away will only cover 450 square metres. It will not be a a hot-food takeaway, as had been originally planned, but similar to a take-away bakers shop.
Local councillor David Alexander asked the planning committee to visit the site after neighbours raised concerns about road safety and the possibility of noise, litter and anti-social behaviour.
The planning committee has been told there is limited supermarket provision within walking distance of local housing and the change of use will enhance the site and improve services to the community. Traffic problems on Dalderse Avenue to Thornhill Road roundabout will be eased and more parking close to existing shops created. The area will also be landscaped to make it more attractive.
The site visit is one of five the planning committee has arranged. They will also consider planning applications for premises in Bonnybridge, Dennyloanhead, High Station Road and Denny.