Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Welling Action Group, Bexley

Developer, Retail Development Partnership, has bought Embassy Court in Welling High Street and is planning a redevelopment into a supermarket and flats in a building up to five storeys high. Residents and traders are concerned that a superstore would kill off the small independent traders in Welling and create traffic problems. They have set up the Welling Action Group to oppose the development. The new supermarket will be 48,437sq ft of retail space, but only 35,000sq ft will be dedicated to food.

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Campaign Updates
Welling Action Group, Bexley

1 October 2010
Alcohol license granted

Welling residents voiced concern about an application from the new Tesco store to sell alcohol on Monday to Saturday from 6am until 12.30am and on Sunday from 10am until 4.30pm.But Councillors approved the plans after committee members said the demonstration showed noise levels would be acceptable.