MSP wants Tesco to clean and sell two abandoned plots in Paisley MSP wants Tesco to clean and sell two abandoned plots in Paisley
An MSP wants supermarket chain Tesco to clear up the sites they abandoned when they shelved two areas in Paisley for supermarkets. Paisley MSP... MSP wants Tesco to clean and sell two abandoned plots in Paisley

An MSP wants supermarket chain Tesco to clear up the sites they abandoned when they shelved two areas in Paisley for supermarkets.

Paisley MSP George Adam also wants the company to sell them on for development.

Mr Adam said the plots at St Mirren’s old Love Street stadium and the former GX Superbowl complex, in Renfrew Road – have been lying unused for five years.

Plans by Tesco to build a multi-million pound supermarket at the Renfrew Road site were axed, with proposals for a new development at Love Street also failing to get off the ground.

Tesco ended up building a smaller store in Linwood.

Mr Adam told local newspaper, the Paisley Daily Express: “For far too long, both of these sites have lain empty and in a state of disrepair.

“From a selling standpoint, I think it would be in Tesco’s interest to make the sites look more pleasing to the eye, especially the old St Mirren ground, because anyone coming into our town from Glasgow Airport sees this eyesore and it does not paint a great picture. Further, I have asked what Tesco are doing to actively market both sites.

“Do they just want to keep these sites in the assets column on their balance sheet, preventing another supermarket firm from going ahead with a development?

He added: “Emblazoned on the fence around the Renfrew Road site is a sign that reads ‘Proudly sponsored by Tesco.’

“I would not be proud if I owned a large piece of land and left it in that condition.

Tesco said that they’ve been working hard to market both of the sites and that they’ve been speaking to a number of potential purchasers.