Tesco have applied to Bexley Council to extend opening times at their Welling branch. Plans would see the store open at 6am instead of 8am.
Tesco see the opportunity to gain more early custom from shift workers or those on there way to work or taking the kids to school.
It marks a change from the company who went on a round of shortening store opening hours in recent years, particularly in the evening. Tesco in Woolwich ceased to be 24 hours, to give one example.
Plans were also submitted recently to demolish a shop unit beside Tesco and construct a new shop with flats above.
Whilst they’re at it, maybe Tesco could push to improve the building’s facade. The stuccoed facade has weathered poorly in just a decade.
The planning reference for Tesco’s plan is 18/01153/FULM. Click here to search.