No new Tesco in Herne Hill

The proposed new Tesco Expressin Herne Hill is not needed by the community and not wanted by local people. It is a threat to local businesses and will damage the unique character that makes people want to live in Herne Hill or come and visit the area.


The original planning application refers to plans for 'retail and or professional/financial services' with no specific mention of a supermarket, despite the impact that this would have on the local economy and traffic issues resulting from deliveries.

This is an underhand and undemocratic way for Tesco to establish a presence in the community – Herne Hill is already well-served by a number of independent shops, plus a Sainsbury’s Local. If there had been an upfront and honest proposal to open another supermarket at the start of the planning process, there would have been multiple objections from local people (witness the petition with over 1600 signatures opposing a Tesco in nearby Brixton Hill).

By dodging this vital part of the democratic process, a new Tesco in Herne Hill would only create ill-feeling amongst the local community and negative publicity for the company. We call on Tesco to acknowledge the wishes of local residents and abandon plans for a new store in Herne Hill.

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Lambeth Green Party

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  • Nezih Savaşkan A Tesco in Herne Hill is TOTALLY unnecessary and vulgar. How about a bank instead, so people can get money to spend in the local businesses. Sainsburys, Londis and Costcutter (along with independent businesses and a thriving market) are plenty for an area this size.

  • Tom S I see no need for another convenience supermarket in Herne Hill, given that Sainsbury's Local is a twenty second walk from the train station, and the local greengrocers, bakers and butchers shops are much loved local businesses which would inevitably suffer if a Tesco Express was to be established.

  • Anonymous Completely unnecessary and unacceptable to have a Tesco when there is already a Sainsbury's. Absolutely no way this would be serving the community.

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