Plans unveiled for new shopping centre in Cupar

Tesco originally planned to build a new superstore on the land next to its existing premises
Tesco originally planned to build a new superstore on the land next to its existing premises

A property developer has submitted plans for a new shopping centre in Cupar.

Glasgow-based London and Scottish Investments (LSI) wants to build food and non-food units in South Road, on land vacated by Tesco.

The site was acquired by LSI from Tesco in August, after the supermarket giant dropped plans for new stores.

LSI has also submitted plans for a retail development in Cowdenbeath and said it expected the developments to create hundreds of new jobs.

The new Cupar development will comprise five retail units totalling 41,500 sq ft, while the Cowdenbeath plans involve two units totalling 48,000 sq ft.

LSI group development director Bryan Wilson said: “The economic redevelopment of these vacant sites will be fantastic news for Fife as we expect hundreds of new jobs to be created as a result.

“We are now in advanced discussions with a number of food and non-food retailers to occupy these developments and hope to be able to announce these in the near future.”

Read more in next week’s Fife Herald, out on Wednesday.