Planners back proposals for shop relocation

A North-east firm’s £3.5 million expansion has been backed by planners – despite fears it could lead to job losses.

Councillors have been recommended to give the green light to Grampian Furnishers who are seeking to move from their current Lossiemouth site to a showroom three times the size on the outskirts of Elgin.

The proposal is against existing planning rules which bar retail developments at the site.