Broch Co-op not closing

Not closing: The Co-Op in Fraserburgh is not closing but in fact looking to build a new premises in the Broch
Not closing: The Co-Op in Fraserburgh is not closing but in fact looking to build a new premises in the Broch

RUMOURS surrounding the possible closure of a Co-op store in Fraserburgh are unfounded.

Suggestions have been circulating around the Broch that the Albert Street premises were to close.

submitting planning: A new Co-Op could be built at the Albert Street store where the car park is.

submitting planning: A new Co-Op could be built at the Albert Street store where the car park is.

A discussion at a recent engagement event held by Aberdeenshire Council also saw the issue raised.

The Fraserburgh Herald can today reveal that the Co-Op on Albert Street is not due to close but in fact quite the opposite.

The store is looking to submit a planning application to Aberdeenshire Council to build a new store in the car-park of the existing store.

If planning permission was to be granted the store would continue trading when work starts on the new premises.

Speaking to the Herald this week, a spokesperson for the Co-Op told us the the store is currently holding talks with Aberdeenshire Council in regards to the long term future of the current building.

“The Co-operative Group is to submit a planning application for a new food store, to be built in the car park of our existing store in Albert Street, Fraserburgh,” said the spokesperson.

“Subject to planning permission, we intend to relocate our store to the new site once it is complete.

“Our Albert Street store will remain open while the new store is being built.

“We are in discussions with Aberdeenshire Council regarding the long-term future of the existing building.”