Kensington pub issued Article 4 Direction

By Naomi Larsson

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Locals said the pub was threatened with closure
Locals said the pub was threatened with closure

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Kensington and Chelsea Council has stepped in to protect a Kensington pub from redevelopment.

The Kensington Park Hotel, Ladbroke Grove, London, has been awarded an Article 4 Direction, protecting the pub’s status for the next six months. The measure requires the building’s owner to submit a planning application should they wish to change its use.

The news comes after local campaigners voiced concern that the pub was threatened with closure and conversion to commercial properties or luxury flats.

Councillor Tim Coleridge, cabinet member for Planning Policy, said: “Pubs are important community assets and few more so than the KPH. It has a rich and colourful history, and is as vibrant today as it ever was.

“The Article 4 Direction means that there can’t be change until the local community and the community for whom the KPH is the local have had their say.”

This is the second time the council have used an Immediate Article 4 Direction. The first was issued on the Academy Pub, Kensington, in December last year.

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