For those of you still interested in what is happening to the former pub in Linhope St known as the Swan and Edgar and latterly The Feathers, here is some information. After two failed change of usage attempts, two failed appeals and a failed attempt to have the asset of community value listing removed by the developer, Westminster council have called for a public enquiry.
Westminster planning will be supported at the hearing by a barrister, Westminster licensing, building regs and Fleurets (business property experts).The evidence points to the developers losing this public enquiry and then they cannot apply for change of usage again. Below is the information on times and location of the hearing should you wish to attend.
All are welcome and a show of support could help the case.
TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990
The Feathers, 43 Linhope Street, LONDON, NW1 6HL
Montagu One Limited (on behalf of Mr Peter Siebenborn)
Appeal Reference No:
Date: 14th June 2016 for 6 days
Venue: Rooms 1A, B and C, 17th Floor, City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QP
A public inquiry will be held by the Planning Inspectorate into a planning appeal at this site, the date and venue have now been fixed as above.
Anyone wishing to view the evidence prepared should phone the Appeals Officer on the above number to check the information is available before visiting City Hall.
The appeal follows refusal of planning permission by the City Council.
Interested persons may attend if they wish, (personally, or through a representative), and at the Inspector’s discretion, give their views.
Guidance on this appeal procedure is available by going to www.planningportal.gov.uk/pcs and clicking on ‘Guidance on the appeal process’. Alternatively, please contact Planning Appeals using the details above.
When made, the decision will be published on the Planning Portal.
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