Demolished pub successfully listed as ACV - despite being rubble

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The planning department ruled the pub had furthered social well being
The planning department ruled the pub had furthered social well being

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Maida Vale's Carlton Tavern has been listed as an asset of community value – despite being demolished last April.

Developers CLTX bulldozed the historic pub without planning permission, and have since been ordered to rebuilt it 'brick by brick'​.

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Head of city policy and strategy Barry Smith ruled that the pub had "furthered the social wellbeing or interests of the local community in the recent past and would do again in the next five years".

In a letter to the Carlton Vale Phoenix Association Community Organisation, Smith said "no evidence" had been submitted to back up the developer's claims the pub was experiencing a slump in sales and that the previous tenant wished to end the lease.

In its nomination, the association said: "We believe that the public house is an important asset for the community because it has a history as a venue for celebrations of births, marriages, as well as memorial services. Because of its attached luncheon room, it is more than just a public house and serves as an ideal inclusive setting where important events often take place. Calton Tavern also has a long history of supporting local sports and community organisations by facilitating meetings."

CLTX is appealing Westminster City Council's refusal to grant planning permission to demolish the pub and the enforcement notice ordering the Carlton Tavern to be rebuilt using materials matching those used in the original building, inside and out.

An eight-day public inquiry is planned to start on 17 May 2016.

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