A five day public inquiry took place at Westminster City Hall in May, where the Planning Inspectorate heard the developer CTLX’s appeal against the enforcement notice served by the council, which demanded that the pub be rebuilt as close to the original as possible.
The inquiry received evidence from local campaign groups, residents, councillors and Historic England.
The planning inspector dismissed the appeals lodged by the developers and has ruled in favour of Westminster City Council, giving CLTX two years to rebuild the pub.
Cllr Robert Davis MBE DL, Westminster City Council Cabinet Member for the Built Environment, said: “This decision is a just reward for the work of all the local campaigners who have fought so hard to right this wrong.”
“Westminster City Council has stood side by side with residents to demand that the Carton Tavern should be rebuilt brick by brick.”
“Our planning officers and residents made a strong case in May at the public inquiry. I am pleased that we have won the battle and I look forward to seeing the Carlton Tavern turned back into a thriving community pub.”
“This sends a clear message to developers across the country that they cannot ride roughshod over the views of local communities.”