Bo’ness town managers plan Burghmuir objection

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BO’NESS Town Centre Management will be officially objecting to a proposed new supermarket at Burghmuir, between Champany and Springfield, Linlithgow.

The 60,000 square feet store is part of a wider planning application by developers Wallace Land to West Lothian Council, also including new motorway links, a petrol station, up to 600 homes, a hotel and care home.

Alastair Mitchell, Bo’ness town centre manager, said this week the objection would solely be in respect of the supermarket, amid fears it could drive trade away from local town centre shops.

Wallace Land has previously said the development could help boost Bo’ness as a visitor destination, and the supermarket would give Bo’ness residents a wider choice of goods.

According to a retail impact assessement, Wallace Land said it would not adversely impact on shops in the town.

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