Hither Green: Staplehurst Road- The Biscuit Factory Development

It looks like dreams of a local restaurant taking up residence at The Biscuit Factory on Staplehurst Road have come to naught. The site developers of the Biscuit Factory Unit  have applied for change of use from restaurant to a straight retail space. Lewisham Planning reference:DC/14/87501

According to investigations undertaken by the Costcutters on Staplehurst Road,  the Biscuit Factory development trail seems to lead to Tesco. Not surprisingly the family-owned supermarket which has served Staplehurst Road for over 20 years aren’t happy and neither are other local businesses.

Between the promised ASDA development at Leegate and the possibility of a Tesco opposite their own store, Costcutters have started a petition. To support them sign here.

Moreover, there is an argument to be had with regard to market saturation; a Biscuit Factory Tesco would be the SIXTH Tesco in the area:

  • Lewisham Station Tesco Superstore
  • Lewisham High Street- Tesco Express
  • Rushey Green- Tesco Express
  • Catford Shopping Centre -Tesco Supermarket
  • Hither Green Clock Tower/ Meridian South- Tesco Express.



Councillor Jim Mallory: CllrJim.Mallory@lewisham.gov.uk

Fuss at Hither Green: fusspot100@gmail.com



One thought on “Hither Green: Staplehurst Road- The Biscuit Factory Development

  1. Whilst I would prefer not to have a Tesco perhaps this highlights the lack of quality local stores on staplehurst road (sorry costcutter). I have plenty of choice for alcohol, cigarettes, packet noodles and other dusty pantry items / frozen food but nowhere provides quality fresh produce. Perhaps if the local stores provided a strong competition the tescos of the world would be less keen on entering the market? We need fresh produce, well stocked shelves and efficient service. Then I’m much more likely to support local.

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