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Co-op's plans for new supermarket in Kemnay move forward


By David Porter

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Plans for a new supermarket in Kemnay to replace the existing Co-op premises have progressed after plans were approved by Aberdeenshire Council.

It is proposed that work would see the demolition of the existing single storey building on Station Road in the town and the construction of a larger replacement store.

Architectural plans have been unveiled for a replacement to the coop building in Kemnay
Architectural plans have been unveiled for a replacement to the coop building in Kemnay

A planning statement submitted with the application states that the current shop size limits the Co-op’s product range available to customers and it also has “limited and constrained” storage space.

It adds that the Co-op wishes to redevelop the site to provide a new shop that will have a “more efficient and attractive” space that will enable a wider product range for local shoppers and more tills to reduce queuing.

It is also anticipated that the development would bring new employment opportunities.

The modern and fit for purpose store would be built over two storeys with a ground floor shopping area and first floor for back of house, storage and staff rooms.

The existing car parking spaces off Station Road would not be affected by the redevelopment project as the existing footprint of the site will be used.


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