The Humble Petition of residents of Linwood, Renfrewshire,
That the Petitioners believe that the town centre in Linwood, Renfrewshire is in urgent need of redevelopment; that Tesco, who have owned the derelict site since 2007 with the express promise to demolish the site and build a new shopping facility for the town have failed to deliver on this promise in a timely manner; and that the delay in redevelopment is detrimental to the community.
Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your Honourable House urges the Government to ask Renfrewshire Council to take all possible steps to facilitate the redevelopment of Linwood Town Centre.
And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray, &c.—[Presented by Jim Sheridan, Official Report, 22 February 2012; Vol. 540, c. 986 .]
Observations from the Secretary of State for Scotland:
The decision-making process for planning applications and related economic development in Scotland are devolved and are properly for the relevant local authorities, the Scottish Government and their agencies.