Tesco sells proposed Dobbies East Kilbride site

Dobbies Garden Centres was to have built a new store near Glasgow but owner Tesco have now sold the land.

Tesco has sold land where it was to build a supermarket and garden centre in East Kilbride.

Property company London and Scottish Investments has bought the site along with 13 other vacant Tesco sites for retail and property development.

Tesco said: "I am pleased to confirm the sale of our land in East Kilbride. Since we took the difficult decision not to build a new store, we have been actively seeking a purchaser. We have concluded a deal with Glasgow-based property development company London and Scottish.

"We share the community’s ambition to see the land brought into use. We remain extremely grateful for the support our plans for the site received."

Tesco shelved 49 developments in January.

Dobbies has 35 centres but has stalled in its plan to build 100 by 2018 and has no new centres planned.

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