North east Fife MSP Roderick Campbell has strongly criticised a response, sent on behalf of Tesco’s chief executive, which he says fails to indicate when the company will start work on its long-promised new Cupar store.
The SNP member wrote to Tesco’s Philip Clarke earlier this month, highlighting some of the community’s concerns about the future of the site, which was recently surrounded by hoarding.
Mr Campbell has bemoaned the lack of responsibility being taken by Tesco to renovate the site, and the lack of answers provided.
Speaking this week, Mr Campbell said: “This glib, derisory response I have received from Tesco perfectly illustrates its obfuscatory stance on this matter – particularly as it has come on behalf of the chief executive.
“Tesco continues to pat itself on the back for such basic tasks as putting up blue hoarding around the desolate site, and tidying up piles of rubble that it created, but refuses to provide any news – good or bad – regarding when building work will commence.
“It is no good promising updates ‘in the near future’ any more.”
Mr Campbell added that he had replied to the chief executive’s office for clarification of whether any work would ever take place, or if it was a case of “land-banking” the area.