Demolished pub

Public inquiry to be launched for demolished pub

By Emily Sutherland contact

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The pub was bulldozed without permission in April
The pub was bulldozed without permission in April

Related tags: Westminster city council, City of westminster, Maida vale

An appeal into the illegal bulldozing of Maida Vale’s Carlton Tavern will heard in public, despite developers CLTX Ltd desire for it to be heard behind closed doors.

The pub was demolished in April without planning permission, causing Westminster council to take the unprecedented step that it be rebuilt ‘brick by brick.’

Councillor Robert Davis, deputy leader of Westminster City Council said: “This is just one step – but a major one – in getting this pub rebuilt brick by brick. We asked for a public inquiry and we are delighted that we have been listened to.

“Our residents have made it very clear that they want this pub to return to its former glory, and we will not rest until all avenues have been explored to make sure it happens.”

The developers are fighting the enforcement notice that orders that the pub must be rebuilt, arguing that they were not aware that they should have sought permission before destroying the building, and that the pub no longer met the needs of the local community.

Related topics: Legislation

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