MSP Gil Paterson has backed a consultation being carried out to redevelop a retail site in Milngavie.
Town Centre Securities (TCS) owns the site where Waitrose and Homebase is located, and the latter is to shut down soon.
With 40 jobs going, TSC plans to bring a new business to the area, which will add an estimated 80 jobs to the area.
The company has been consulting with retail experts and potential tenants about bringing business back to the site.
A planning application will be submitted to East Dunbartonshire Council to transform the former Homebase into two units.
Mr Paterson, MSP for Clydebank and Milngavie, said:
“I would firstly like to commend TCS for such a public-spirited move, to include the wider population in deciding the future of the site.
“While I am saddened at the loss of Homebase in Milngavie, it is very good to see TCS acting so proactively to return jobs to the area.
“The plans to attract two new businesses into the unit, with all the refurbishments, with what could be a round 80 new jobs, is wonderful news.
“I hope as many constituents as possible can make their views heard by taking part in the consultation TCS is running with households and businesses across the town.”
From Gil Paterson MSP by Alan Ferguson (firstname.lastname@example.org)