Aldi have submitted plans to open a new store on the former Toys R Us site in Sydenham.
The store will at Bell Green retail park – a sprawling expanse of low-rise retail sheds that really could do with being replaced with mixed-use development to ease London’s housing shortage.
This part of the retail park was approved on appeal by the then-Labour Government in 2006.
Lidl went through a phase of submitting low rise shed applications, even for town centres sites, but have recently changed direction and are now looking to build mixed-use developments with housing above.
Of course, it’s not as easy when leasing sites.
50 jobs are planned and opening hours of 07:00 – 23:00.
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You can view the plans here