Bexleyheath Community Involvement Association (BCIA) opposed plans by Tesco to build an 120,000 sq ft store, which could be up to six storeys high and include flats above the store. Over 100 people attended a public meeting in June 2008 to discuss the plans. Tesco submitted two applications for the site in June 2008 and the BCIA encouraged residents to submit comments in response to the applications. In March 2009 Tesco announced it was reducing the size of the store by around a third and reducing the numbers of homes form 400 to 150.
In spring 2008, Tesco and its partner, St James's Investments, held three design workshops to explain the project and hear local people's views. Residents were also told St James's Investments have bought a number of flats and at least one house in neighbouring Pinnacle Hill, which borders one side of the site.
Residents were particularly concerned about the extra traffic the store will generate.