Wednesday, 23 March 2011
The colonisation of Askew Road by the high street supermarket chains continues apace with news that the old Sun Pub, den of large men with even larger gold sovereign rings, is to become a genteel branch of the Waitrose chain.
This follows the anticipated arrival of the Tesco Express which will take over the former Rat & Carrot pub, answering the challenge set down of course by Sainsburys who seem to be doing quite well down at the former garage site opposite Askew Road surgery.
But what's this?! A mole tells me that the Sun Pub is also to become home to a whole new floor of flats built by a property developer which has become the hallmark of our Council as they seek to pack ever more people into one of the most densley populated areas of London. Coming on top of the seven floors of flats set to bring thousands more into Shepherd's Bush above the Market it seems Askew Road is also to play its part in hosting whole new communities.
I understand there is some rumblings of disquiet among the good people of the Askew Road and that opposition Labour councillors are thinking of forcing the planning application for the Waitrose flats to come before a committee before the decision is made, so residents and councillors can have their say.
So interesting times ahead for Askew dwellers.
Posted by Chris Underwood at 07:01