Charlton retail park changes: Carphone Warehouse to become Greggs

Plans have been submitted to convert the former Carphone Warehouse unit off Bugsby’s Way in Charlton into a Greggs.

In addition, McDonalds have resubmitted plans to rebuild their nearby drive-through. They’d previously submitted plans after Metro bank abandoned a proposal for a drive-through bank on site.

Metro Bank in Charlton scrapped

McDonald’s previous plan has been approved today – though McDonalds appear to have submitted alterations. We know from last time that the drive-through space will be doubled.

According to the application for Greggs, they aim to open in August 2021.

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10 thoughts on “Charlton retail park changes: Carphone Warehouse to become Greggs

  • I’m amazed RBG have approved something that will attract car drivers into the area. Heaven forbid!

  • While I completely understand the need for food options in the retail park do we really need a Greggs? As a local resident in walking distance I would’ve preferred something else.

    Shame about the Metro Bank.

  • Yes, because there really aren’t enough car drivers round here, right?

  • X-T (related to X-R??) is right, why aren’t local residents given a say in what they need and would use?? Tech/Apps could be used easily to reach most of local pop for surveys but never used. I’m not as local (in East Greenwich by Christchurch) but cycle there easily, and would not cycle to a McD drive-through or a Greggs (but then wouldn’t use Greggs over the road here either haha!) How are McD even ALLOWED to double their drive through facilities in boroughs trying to reach zero emissions, it’s never compatible! Any prev planning could be overturned on grounds of revised climate change goals easily, and if McD objected they’d face opposition and embarrassment by protesters. It beggars belief in fact. McD have few green credentials even for their walk in stores let alone drive through, just token veg options and sponsorships to hide their true colours and main income earners. Beef cattle, sadly ( I do love a ‘decent’ cut of beef occasionally, but cannot afford it now) are amongst the biggest polluters on the planet. Sorry beef farmers but you know it’s true. Both Greggs and McD are amongst the biggest causes of litter on our streets too, the paths leading to current McD always reflect that, and here in EG we have the litter bags outside our road where consumers throw the bags having half finished their ‘beef’ (in inverted commas) patties. If RBG are going to allow these outlets (which they shouldn’t but the lobbying is powerful) they need at the very least to provide more bins and more collections, preferably financed by the stores who generate the rubbish and not the local tax payer. Going ‘up-market’ , Bugsby Way definitely does not appear to be heading.

  • Derek Small Let’s be honest when does Greenwich Council ever listen to what local residents want?

    I am for anything that provide jobs for local people but do agree other uses could have also been considered for the site.

    Greggs or McDonalds cannot be held soley responsible for their customers dropping litter these people should know better.
    But do agree with Derek that more bins are need and more refuse collections are needed for commercial premises and especially resturants food shops supermarkets etc. where there is food waste.

  • Nice argument for a form of localised direct-democracy but unfortunately we’re living in late-capitalism where everything is dictated by the market: including the subject of the article.

    Greenwich council consults constituents on many issues and proposals; I doubt it could influence the situation here though beyond ‘type of use’.

    Companies should be directly taxed on the street litter they create, it’s an omnipresent plague in London. That won’t happen either though.

  • ‘Companies should be directly taxed on the street litter they create …’. If such tax was to be collected by the local authority, you can be damn sure that Greenwich would just keep it and not invest in extra street cleaning.

  • What would Greenwich Conservatives invest it in? Holidays? Cocaine? Rent boys?

  • I suppose, if you extrapolated from their response to the pandemic, they’d just talk about street litter in the past tense claiming it was ‘over’ and attack anyone who brought up the matter as being ‘unpatriotic’.

  • This quietly opened a few weeks ago, sadly no hours posted outside and was closed when I went at 6:30pm last night.


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