It seems Tesco Old Kent Road is set to expand to include a bigger store, 320 flats and some 'community facilities' (ref. p.12 of the Southwark News).
What a fantastic idea! Provided the mix of housing is right (ie. not all £250k plus private), this will greatly improve the area and provide improved services to the community. More importantly, from my perspective, the bigger store will hopefully mean less queuing time at the checkout!!
Does anybody know how us local residents can get involved in the consultation process? Is there a planning officer to write to with our comments or with this not happen until an official planning application is put in?
I dont think lining Tesco's pocket is what matters. Of course Tesco is taking over the world together with Berkeley Homes. But added decent accommodation in that part of the OKR is only to be encouraged. It's a bit of a no man's land. The Aylesbury Estate is coming down too, so that will give the area some rather nicer housing.