Waiting game goes on despite Tesco promise

DAVID DAVIE NELSON'CHAIRMAN OF AUCHMUTY AND DOVECOT RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION'Auchmuty Community flat.'GLENROTHES GAZETTE'16.4.09
DAVID DAVIE NELSON'CHAIRMAN OF AUCHMUTY AND DOVECOT RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION'Auchmuty Community flat.'GLENROTHES GAZETTE'16.4.09
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Despite Tesco finally submitting plans to Fife Council for a supermarket in Glenrothes town centre last week, it appears those affected by any re-development are no futher forward, reports KEVIN QUINN.

The plans to build the new superstore on North Street would see the CISWO Club and YMCA-YWCA having to be re-located.

However, club chairman, David Nelson, is still in the dark over what will happen.

He said: “That first submission is just for the Tesco, there is supposed to be be plans for the CISWO and the ‘Y’ later.

“I believe Sainsbury’s are going to submit plans as well.

“We just have to wait and see.

“We also have to get things sorted with the council - rates and so on.

“We are not going to sign anything without gaurantees on these issues.

“There was meant to be a meeting this week, but I’ve not heard anything else.

“Last week we heard from CIS-AXA, they were saying they were going to be re-submitting plans, but there has been no agreement yet.

“And there wont be until we sit down and sort things out.

“As things stand the CISWO is still waiting to resolve problems like rates before anyone gets it.

“We are still in regular contact with Tesco and Sainsbury’s, so I don’t know what will happen.

“They can’t do anything without us.

“It’s just a case of waiting for some agreement, they need to offer some financial package before we move.

“We are actually speaking to Fife Council about it.

“There is no point in us going to a building that costs extra.”

‘Y’ director, Mary Hill, said: “The Glenrothes YMCA-YWCA understands that a planning application has been lodged by Tescos supermarket for a site in Glenrothes.

“We look forward to seeing the details of the planning application that relate to the “Y”.

“Glenrothes YMCA-YWCA has been in dialogue over its re-location for more than 10 years and this is a welcome step forward.”