MORE PLANNING NEWS: 232 Hither Green Lane (Carpet Corner).
A planning application has been submitted to Lewisham Council for permission to part demolish, alter and extend the former cinema building.
The Carpet Corner development is intended to provide a three storey building consisting of a ground floor A1 food retail unit, six residential units on the top two floors. The A1 food retails unit is likely to be Morrison’s Local Supermarket.

 

Local Response has been mixed. The development was welcomes as way to help ‘anchor’ that end of the Lane. Other comments expressed concerns about parking and deliveries on George Lane

Comments can be sent until 17th February to: planning@lewisham.gov.uk, quoting application no. DC/14/90374

 

Several years ago Hither Green Hall worked with HGL traders and the HGCA in a failed attempt to return the building to it’s previous use. It’s interesting that both of Hither Green’s former cinemas should become retail chain supermarkets especially when there is a distinct lack of eating/ drinking/ entertainment venues in the area.

Branches of national supermarket chains within 10 mins of Hither Green:

1 Co-op store
2 Sainburys stores
5 Tesco stores-Planning now secured for sixth.
2 Lidl stores
1 A1di store