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Friday 11 July 2014 4.03pm
Do we think there is some form of agreement between Southwark Council and Tesco / Sainsbury's that any vacant premises is their no questions asked.
I would like some variety and not just the same old Metro / Express store opening up all over the area.
Friday 11 July 2014 4.21pm
The council has no say in who private landlords choose to rent their retail units to.

With a few exceptions the supermarkets don't need planning permission for their new stores if they are taking over an existing shop unit.

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Friday 11 July 2014 6.13pm
The growth in convenience shops like these is linked to our changing lifestyle but not town planning. I found this an interesting article (amongst others).
Friday 11 July 2014 9.18pm
I had a quick look around the new Tesco on The Cut the other day. Very expensive. Waitrose is much better value. Will steer clear of these "Metros" and "Locals" I reckon. Geared up for the "Chicken Ding" market.

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