Good news or bad news? Change of use submitted for William Hill

Update: As of 23 June, it looks like the application has been pulled. We’ll add more info if we hear any more.

There is a planning application lodged with the council to change 21-23 Chatsworth Road – currently William Hill – into an A1 Retail Use.

The application drawings look like the intention is to turn it into a metro/local style supermarket. The property is already one of the largest on the street. The plans submitted look to extend it, put in a lift to the basement storage area and build an instore bakery. There are also drawings for air conditioning and chiller unit outlets. All this suggests major investment and a metro/local style supermarket.

The drawing for the shop unit can be found on the council website and downloaded here. All drawings, including for the flats above can also be found on the site here.

We are trying to find out more information and to get confirmation if it is for a Sainsbury’s Local or Tesco Metro/Express store but so far we haven’t been able to get any more information.

If our assumptions are correct we would be really interested to see what people think. You can comment below or on our Facebook page.

7 Responses

  1. Ben

    I think this is very good news for the road (and the area).
    A Tesco/Sainsbury’s or similar will be useful and more relevant to a much broader cross-section of the community than most of the other shops that have opened in recent years.
    It would also increase daytime footfall on the road which would be of benefit to some other shops.
    If people want to stop Chatsworth Rd becoming an exclusive high-street like Stoke Newington Church St, they should welcome this proposal.

  2. Rose

    I’d worry about what it means for the other local non chain food stores and green grocers however do think it’s better than s betting shop. it would also be lovely to see the beautiful building restored as it is in a sorry state. I’d really rather not a Tesco.

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