FOI Request - Bogton Site - Forres

Request 101000247591

Can you confirm that a supermarket is being planned to be built on the Bogton site in Forres? If so could you possibly specify which supermarket it is?

Response 12-05-2014

There is an approval for planning in principal for reconfiguration of and extension to town centre, including replacement and additional retail floor space a petrol filling station with forecourt, shop, new road junction related access for pedestrians cyclists and road vehicles parking and landscaping at Mosset Park Lea road Forres; information can be found here. We have no knowledge of which supermarket would be involved.

The Council are about to procure a consultant to look at the potential financial options and values relating to the common good land and the football club, these will be presented to Committee in September, if the Committee feel the risks and financial benefit are worthwhile we will then proceed to a negotiation with the developer. The final negotiation would then be presented to the Council (possibly November 2014) for a decision on whether or not they wished to proceed. If they proceed the matter will then be consulted on before a final decision is made which is likely to be March/ April 2015.

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