Empty unit next to Tesco

We’ve become aware of a planning application, due to be considered by Camberwell Community Council next Wednesday, for the empty shop unit next to Tesco on Southampton Way.

The application is for the unit to be used as a place of worship by Jehovah’s Witnesses.

We would welcome views of local residents, on our discussion forum here

One comment

  1. I would be really dissapointed if the Council approvs this request. The local area has numerous churches, community halls and schools which could be utilised and supported with extra funding leaving a prime piece of real estate open for amentities which would significantly benefit the whole local community. The opening of Tesco started a long awaited slow regeneration of Southhampton Way and something the Evolution and South Quarter residents longed for and lobbied for a long time. To make this area more attractive, support regeneration and improve the bad reputation of the area amentities taken for granted in other areas need to be present here to attract new residents. That’s means cafes, bars and shops. That aside poor public transport links and already over burdened streets with no public parking will be put under further pressure as worshippers will need to rely on cars to attend. The council should be offering incentives to support local business to utilise the facility.

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