It has been voted for in the House of Lords to amend the Neighbourhood Planning Bill, to result in the removal of permitted development rights relating to the change of use or demolition of pubs in the Neighbourhood Planning Bill.
An amendment looking to ensure communities have a say over what happens to pubs has been withdrawn following the committee stage for the bill.
There was a tight vote in the House of Lords on 28 February when the session took place, in which the house wanted to clarify whether the government plans to restrict the capacity of local authorities to put into force relevant conditions.
Historic England has published revised guidance on the impact of tall buildings amid a surge in applications for new skyscrapers. London is at the heart of this dash to reach for the skies, but big schemes are stacking up next to Georgian and Victorian estates that have conservationists and communities worried.
The Government’s statutory advisor on heritage issues said tall buildings should make a positive contribution to city life but warned they can also seriously harm places.
The Government has agreed with the results of research carried out by Historic England and has listed a number of inter-war pubs on the grounds the buildings represent the best surviving examples of a building type “which is stitched into the fabric of English culture”.
The pubs, most listed at Grade II and one upgraded to II*, are local landmarks. Their design was shaped by the “improved pub” movement that followed the First World War.
Robbie Williams has had plans to revamp his multi-million pound home objected to for a third time by Led Zeppelin rocker and next door neighbour, Jimmy Page.
Williams, 41, has submitted plans three times to modernise and extend his £17.5million West London townhouse, which was formerly owned by the late film director Sir Michael Winner. He wants to lower some of the floors in his 46-room mansion and knock down a number of the walls to create bigger rooms and doorways.
Westminster City Council is considering taking legal action against the developer CLTX Ltd over the demolition of a pub in Maida Vale, west London. It was being considered for listing, as it was one of the last buildings left standing in its street during WW2 bombings.
The council had rejected plans to pull down the Carlton Tavern in Carlton Vale in January. CLTX Ltd wants to build a ground-floor pub with four upper floors comprising ten residential units. The planning sub-committee turned down this proposal on January 13 because “the bulk, height and detailed design the new building would be detrimental to the view from the adjacent Maida Vale Conservation Area”.
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has dismissed an appeal by a developer seeking permission for a 70-home development in Norfolk after agreeing with the inspector who held the recovered appeal that the “less than substantial” harm to the setting of a Grade I-listed building was sufficient to make the proposals unacceptable.
Developer The Fairfield Partnership had appealed after South Norfolk Council failed to determine its proposals for a site at Wymondham within the prescribed time.