Bexley Council will discuss the latest business plan of their developer BexleyCo next week with details of a number of development sites included.
One such location is a proposal to build above and behind Erith Post Office with the building’s façade being retained.
The Post Office is one of a small number of buildings left over after the town centre and High Street was decimated in the 1960s for a concrete shopping centre lacking homes and with many car parking spaces.
It didn’t work. Decades later it was revamped but still struggles to attract tenants.
Now the owners are considering demolishing some of it and building mixed-use streets featuring homes and shops, with new residents able to breath life into either remaining or new commercial units.
A timeline is included within the BexleyCo business case in regards to the Post Office which states: “The Initial Funding Business Case to progress the planning application was approved in March 2023.
“The planning submission is being targeted for December 2023, with provisional target dates for a start on site in Autumn 2025 and completion by early 2027.”
BexleyCo recently submitted plans for another site in Erith near the railway station and Bexley College campus.
They’re also building homes on West Street and encountered difficulties, which they state is now rectified.