You may know about this already, a letter may have appeared on the doormat this morning. In fact, a letter appeared on 13,000 people’s doormats this morning.
Sainsbury’s and developers LXB want to hear your feedback on proposals to build a new store in Charlton’s retail parks, set to be the biggest in the country. It’s being held on Friday 21st (1.00pm – 6.00pm) and Saturday 22nd October (10.00am – 3.00pm). The venue is the former council office at Valley House, 445 Woolwich Road (see picture, it’s opposite the BP Garage).
The Sainsbury’s is proposed to be on the northern end of the plot of land highlighted above. There will be four other retail units to the south of this development, connected to Woolwich Road. This website understands that negotiations are underway with Marks & Spencer to occupy the larger of these units with a clothes and food store. The other three are being reserved for smaller, and perhaps more “local” shops.
As for the Sainsbury’s, its promoters say it will be a lot more “eco” than the current store without necessarily looking like it is. There will be a small nature reserve at its rear, car charging points and energy-efficient fibre-optic lighting, and it will recycle its own cooking oil. Additionally, there will be canopy walkways for the pedestrian and new markings will alter the roads in the locality, with traffic lights being installed at the bottom of Gallions Road.
So, make sure you make the trip and have your say. See you there.