Cairngorms National Park

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Decision on new supermarket in Aviemore

23rd April 2012

The Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) Planning Committee will consider an application by Tesco to build a new supermarket in Aviemore when they meet this week (Friday 27 April 2012).

The Planning Committee is being recommended by planners to approve the development on Grampian Road, Aviemore, subject to conditions.

The new 4,456 sq metre supermarket would employ 90 staff who work at the existing store and create a further 150 jobs.

CNPA Planning Officer Andrew Tait said: “The CNPA has been supportive of a larger supermarket for people in and around Aviemore for some time and granted outline planning permission to Tesco to build one in 2008.

“The new application we received last summer raised a range of issues concerning roads, parking, ecology, drainage and design and we and Tesco have been working extremely hard to address these.

“We consider the application proposed to be of a high standard which will enhance the streetscape of Aviemore and are recommending the Planning Committee approve it.”

The application going before the planning committee will be assessed against the four aims of the Cairngorms National Park. The recommendation for approval is subject to SEPA withdrawing their objection with regard to potential flood risk, planning contributions, information on pollution prevention and a range of planning conditions.

The CNPA Planning Committee meeting will take place at 10.30am on Friday 27 April 2012 at The Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. To read the planning paper in full click here.