A plan to convert an estate agency in Charlton Church Lane into a cafe goes before Greenwich councillors on Wednesday night.
Rashpal Dhesi is applying for “change of use” permission to open a “sandwich bar/coffee shop” on the premises, which were previously a minicab office, and before that part of the old main post office.
The council has received three letters and a 29-signature petition opposing the plan, with residents saying the area is already well-served with similar outlets, such as the long-established Valley Cafe.
Council officers have recommended the scheme be approved, on condition that sound insulation is installed and opening hours are restricted to 7am-5pm on weekdays and Saturdays, and 9am-4pm on Sundays.
The building, constructed as a post office in the 1960s, has recently had flats built on top of it. Greenwich Council’s Woolwich and Thamesmead Planning Committee is due to decide on Mr Dhesi’s application on Wednesday.