Pizza chain boost for site

Pizza chain is moving in.
Pizza chain is moving in.

A pizza chain is moving into a new development in Uddingston.

Home delivery specialist Domino’s is taking a unit at the former gasworks site in Bothwell Road.

The site is being developed after lying derelict for many years.

The biggest retailer lined up so far is Marks & Spencer which is opening a foodstore. Work on that building is nearing completion.

The area already has a Lidl supermarket and the latest development also includes housing.

South Lanarkshire Council’s planning committee this week granted detailed permission to Barratt Homes West Scotland which is building homes there.

Councillors were told that consent was granted earlier for 76 houses, but Barratt has reduced this to 63 because of “technical constraints” on the site.

One of the conditions of planning permission is that Barratt pays £25,000 towards upgrading community facilities in the area.

Uddingston and Bothwell councillor Maureen Devlin is delighted to see the housing and shopping development progress.

She said: “It was an eyesore for so long and then the ground had to be put on the market again after the downturn in the economy.

“If the demand for new homes there and flats nearby is anything to go by, things are certainly picking up in the area.”