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Raising the roof on Welling High Street

Courtesy Google

Plans have been submitted to re-clad and add additional floors to a row of shops along Welling High Street between Morrisons and the Nag’s Head pub.

This image shows the number of units covered by this submission:

Two additional floors are planned to add 10 flats on the stretch from 39-69 Welling High Street.

They plan to use timber cladding along the facade. Timber cladding tends to age terribly quickly after completion unless treated:

The top floor will be clad in aluminium. This is common on development – presumably to be inauspicious. Yet it often still out like a sore thumb with a tin-shack-on-the-roof look.

The planning reference is 17/02046/FULM




  1. anonymous201486

    I like the look of the plans BUT the cladding should be of the highest grade if there is not to be another Grenfell Tower disaster. I am not confident that lessons have been learned and cost will always be the bottom line.

  2. James

    Definitely an improvement on what’s currently there anyway.

  3. Chris Nash

    That parade does look a bit decrepit next to the practically-brand-new Morrisons and Tesco. Good to see some redevelopment for Welling anyway, it’s been going downhill for years and would be completely dead if not for the supermarkets.

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