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Saturday 7 July 2007 12.29pm
Got a glimpse of the revised plans yesterday and they are a big improvement on the old plans (which looked very similar to a previous Tesco development in Hammersmith).

Completion, subject to Southwark Council approval, could be late 2009 with an application going in to the Council approx. end of August. Construction is planned to take 15-18 interesting to see where the temporary store gets located if everything goes ahead!
Saturday 7 July 2007 5.27pm
Great news and thanks for keeping us updated. Do you know whether the plans are available online (James - is it possible to get hold of these from Tesco?).

Saturday 7 July 2007 7.40pm
Tesco have promised some images, so watch this space.

For a very small preview, see

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Saturday 7 July 2007 7.47pm
Great, thanks.
Sunday 15 July 2007 9.07pm

I think the new plans look very promising. The breaking up of the site into different buildings, with lots of green space in between, is definitely preferable to the large block proposed before.
Monday 16 July 2007 2.24pm
carmenes82 wrote:
The breaking up of the site into different buildings, with lots of green space in between, is definitely preferable to the large block proposed before.
Will gladly bet that "green space" in the PR plan will be more concrete than grass when the development is actually completed.

You see this one time and again in housing developments - and the councils, who are supposed to be overseeeing this, do absolutely nothing to ensure that there is green space in this city.
Tuesday 17 July 2007 1.18pm
Has anyone been able to pin them down on how affordable the 'affordable' housing is likely to be?
Tuesday 17 July 2007 6.10pm
The 50% will be split between key worker and social rented housing, but I don't know what the exact percentage of each will be.
Monday 3 September 2007 12.29pm
There's a stand tucked in on the right as you enter the store with a pile of postcards and a pen. You can fill in a postcard with your details to register your support for the scheme and post it in the box supplied.

Does anyone have any other updates on this?
Monday 3 September 2007 3.59pm
It just goes to show that Tescos are a highly effective property company with a highly effective grocery sideline. This contrasts with Sainsbury's who (probably because of their strong family shareholding) are fundamentally grocers.
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