Tesco has announced today that it is to extend its store in Cupar - but it won’t be the 50,000 square foot store that was originally planned.
The retail giant plans to sell off the rest of the land it owns in South Road for housing and leisure facilities.
Tesco bosses issued this statement: “Having carefully reviewed a number of options, we have decided to make a multi-million pound investment in extending our current store in Cupar and completing a major refurbishment. This will allow us to provide our customers in Cupar with a wider range of products and a better shopping experience.
We have been committed for some time to improving our offer for customers in Cupar. However, with customer shopping habits moving away from very large stores, we no longer feel the 50,000 sq ft store we had previously planned is the best way to serve the local community. We will look to sell the remainder of the land we own for a mixed residential and leisure development, subject to consultation with local residents.
Providing we secure planning approval, we hope to be able to complete the extension and refurbishment in late 2015 or early 2016. In the meantime, our team in Cupar will continue to work hard to provide a great service to local customers.”
Tesco first got planning permission to build a new store in 2009.