Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Bexleyheath, London

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.

United Kingdom
51° 27' 6.2892" N, 0° 8' 11.9112" E
London GB

Campaign Updates
Bexleyheath, London

8 January 2015
Tesco announces it will not be progressing the plans
26 February 2013
Council and Tesco strike deal

To pave the way to convert the former Woolwich building into council offices. When the council moves into the Woolwich building in Watling Street in Spring 2014, it will leave the current Civic Offices and allow space for Tesco to build a store.

1 September 2011
New Application submitted

Bexleyheath residents were asked to submit their views on proposals put forward for a new Tesco store and Bexley council headquarters.

26 April 2011
Council agrees sale

Bexley 's Cabinet agreed to the sale of the Council's Bexleyheath Civic Offices site to Tesco at a public meeting.

1 April 2011
Council agrees Land swap with Tesco

Bexley Council will "swap" sites with Tesco and take over the former Woolwich Building Society building for its new civic headquarters.