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.

There is a local assembly meeting at Trinity School, Taunton Road on tonight (17 June) at  7.30pm.

We will report back after that.



Councillor Jim Mallory:

Fuss at Hither Green: