and Erith are becoming Bexley’s larder. South East England’s larder might be a more accurate description.
The massive white warehouse shown in the accompanying picture is Asda’s distribution centre. Since that photograph was taken four years ago Tesco has built a similar one and now Ocado has announced plans to build a third one on a 35 acre site.
All that stands in the way of hundreds of new jobs is Bexley’s Planning Committee which one might hope will not prove to be an impediment.
The need for a Thames bridge to drive prosperity into the borough as a whole has never been clearer yet Bexley council ignored and resisted the opportunities for eight long years.