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Lomondgate Welcomes New Plans

November 05th 2014

The Lomondgate Partnership, Strathleven Regeneration C.I.C. and Walker Group, has welcomed the submission of two new planning applications lodged with West Dunbartonshire Council for the £140m mixed-use development.

Family owned Glasgow based business, Jaconelli’s, has lodged a planning application to build a new family fish diner at a site adjacent to Costa Coffee. The restaurant will be able to accommodate 50 covers and will also provide a carry out service for passing visitors.

Lawrence Jaconelli, whose family started in the café trade some ninety years ago said, “I’ve been looking for a location to set up a new diner concept for the business and Lomondgate met all our requirements perfectly. As well as a substantial passing trade, there is a large local population to cater for and I believe we can offer a great addition to the already popular roadside services at Lomondgate.”

If planning is successful Jaconelli’s, hope to be onsite early next year and it is expected that the restaurant will create 20 new jobs.

Spanning a nine acre site, Lomondgate Services already includes a 60 bedroom Premier Inn hotel, the ‘Malt & Myre’ pub/restaurant, and Scotland’s first drive thru Costa Coffee.

Euro Garages Ltd, the UK’s fastest growing forecourt operator, has also secured planning permission and is finalising a building warrant, with work expected to start on site mid-November. It will feature an Esso petrol station with a Spar convenience store, a Subway food to go outlet, a Greggs take-away and Starbucks On The Go.The Lomondgate partners and agents, Cushman & Wakefield, are offering three further opportunities for visitor-oriented development.

Elsewhere at Lomondgate, UK housebuilder, Taylor Wimpey has lodged a Pre-Application Notice application, which requires a twelve week consultation period prior to submission of a full planning application, for the creation of 54 new family homes. The housebuilder hopes to purchase a site next to its existing location.The twelve acre site, which accommodated 110 new homes was a flagship success for the company.If planning is successful it is anticipated that the builder could start on site next year.

Stephen Andrew, Associate Technical Director from Taylor Wimpey West Scotland added, “Lodging our Planning Application Notice marks an exciting stage in our ongoing commitment to Lomondgate. This development follows hard on the heels of our successful development, The Fairways, which has proved a great success with a wide range of buyers.

“As part of the process we will be hosting a public consultation event on 27th November 2014.This event will be held in Dumbarton Golf Club, from 2pm – 8pm.We would encourage anyone interested in the development to come along to the event.

“We welcome this opportunity to consult with the local community in Dumbarton, and we view this consultation as a key part of delivering a development that brings an overall positive benefit to the wider community.

“It is important for us to ensure the local community have an opportunity to review our proposals.We consider any comments received during the consultation process, and endeavour to take account of these within our proposals.”

Bruce Walker, Managing Director, Walker Group added, “We are delighted with the ongoing progress at Lomondgate which continues to attract leading brand names to the development and creating much needed local jobs thanks also to the support of West Dunbartonshire Council who recognise the great investment and potential of the location. We have also submitted an application to extend the existing outline planning consent for Lomondgate Services and Lomondgate Business Park, which is an automatic requirement after a three year period, and look forward to the development going from strength to strength.”

On completion, Lomondgate will feature 400 new homes, created by Walker Group, Persimmon Homes and Taylor Wimpey. The development also features a 20 acre business park which has already attracted world leading occupiers, the BBC and Aggreko.Further details are available from www.lomondgate.co.uk and www.strathleven.org