Viewpark Asda plan gets go-ahead


Councillors have given the green light for a new Asda store to be built in Viewpark.

North Lanarkshire Council’s planning and transportation committee approved the supermarket chain’s application for planning permission to build the store in Laburnum Road today (Wednesday).

Council officials had recommended refusal of the application on the grounds that the store could have an adverse effect on Bellshill town centre.

But members decided to give the go-ahead to the proposal which is expected to create 200 new jobs.

Full details and reaction in next week’s Bellshill Speaker.