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AM100 retailer plans for major new Citroen outlet

Architects working for Arnold Clark on plans for a Citroen dealership in Armadale have been told to go back and revise their proposal.

The dealer group submitted a planning application to West Lothian Council in late December for a new-build car showroom and showroom, hardstanding display area and valeting building.

Set on a 5-acre vacant site off Station Road, the dealership would include a showroom displaying up to 11 vehicles and a workshop with about 11 service bays, according to the plan.

In total it will have more than 400 display and parking spaces, according to the application by Opfer Logan Architects.

However local authority planning officer Esme Clelland last week wrote to the architects advising them that the current design and layout of the proposal was not acceptable.

Clelland said it is a key corner site on a core development area on a main route into Armadale, and the design of the main building “is not of a sufficiently high standard” for the location.

She also advised that landscaping would be required around the site and particularly at the front to break up the large car display area.

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