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No new Tesco in Herne Hill

1,044 Signatures Goal: 100

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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  • Patricia Ockenden
    Patricia Ockenden United Kingdom, London
    Aug 22, 2014
    Aug 22, 2014
    I'd rather not see another Tesco next to Sainsbury's. There is no real demand for another supermarket and it would really bring unfair competition to the farmers' market.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Aug 11, 2014
    Aug 11, 2014
    no more Tesco - poor quality food & high prices at Tesco local
  • Mick James
    Mick James United Kingdom, London
    Jul 29, 2014
    1
    Jul 29, 2014
    Very amusing that "local residents" are still signing this petition and commenting when the Tesco in Herne Hill has been open for nearly a year.
    • Richard Thornton
      Richard Thornton United Kingdom, London
      Aug 07, 2014
      Aug 07, 2014
      Mick, where is the Tesco in Herne Hill that's been open for 1 year exactly? I live in HH and have never seen it. The building is going up with student accommodation above it but there is no Tesco open whatsoever so this 'demonstration' still has some value, although I'm guessing planning permission for the retail space may well have been granted by now.
  • Kate Levine
    Kate Levine United Kingdom, London
    Jul 25, 2014
    Jul 25, 2014
    we already have a supermarket and a thriving community of smaller, specialist shops. We don't need another supermarket and it's likely to put the small shops out of business
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