B&Q and Asda mounted a joint proposal to halve in size the B&Q store in Station Road to make way for a separate Asda supermarket.
Local residents and traders are concerned by the plans and the impact the development will have on existing shops and a campaign group "BAAD - Belvedere Against Asda Development" was set up. Over 850 signatures have been gathered... Read More
Councillors were concerned that Tesco's arrival would exacerbate traffic problems in Maidstone Road. The Inspector determined that "the main issues are the impact on the living conditions of the occupants of adjoining dwellings in terms of noise and disturbance and light pollution". Please see an article at... Read More
Since 2004 there has been widespread opposition to large-scale development plans submitted by a developer and backed by the Council for Dartford town centre, for a 100,000 sq ft Tesco Extra hypermarket, other retail units, and a new access road through central park.
In February 2013 Dartford Borough Council criticised Tesco for not starting construction.