Councillor gives update on Home Bargains plans

Councillor Ian Tait at Boothby Road.
Councillor Ian Tait at Boothby Road.

A Fraserburgh councillor has sought to reassure his constituents that he believes Home Bargains will be opening in the Broch.

Councillor Ian Tait contacted the Fraserburgh Herald to update his constituents and outline why he believes the retail giant will at some point open its doors in the town.

Cllr Tait told the Herald there had been “no hold-up” on the part of the council with the Home Bargains planning application, but that the retailer had recently applied for a building warrant which has to be dealt with by the local authority.

Commenting on the developments, Councillor Ian Tait said: “I have been keeping an eye on the progress of Home Bargains opening their store. Many constituents have been asking me why they have not opened yet, I would like to update them on the position.

“The council approved their planning application to open their store at Watermill Road in June this year so no hold up there. Home Bargains have recently submitted an application to get a building warrant and that is being dealt with by the council.

“It is a big development and so things take time to make sure everything complies with all the rules and regulations the council has to take into consideration.

“I would therefore like to reassure my constituents that matters are progressing normally and that personally I cannot see Home Bargains paying the costly fees for planning application and building warrant consents and then not opening up here.”