The inquiry into the enforcement notice and planning appeals against Westminster City Council's decisions to require the Carlton Tavern to be rebuilt and to refuse permission for a housing scheme has concluded in favour of the Council.
The inspector agreed that the Carlton Tavern must be rebuilt and that the housing scheme be refused permission.
The inspector agreed with the Council that despite the fact that building the Carlton Tavern would not result in the original structure it nonetheless would have substantial heritage value. He considered the housing scheme to be unacceptable.
This is a significant decision for the Council. The Council issued the notice after the unlawful demolition of the pub while it was pending consideration for being listed by Historic England.
Saira Kabir Sheikh QC advised Westminster City Council during the enforcement process and acted on behalf of Westminster City Council at the public inquiry into the co-joined enforcement and planning appeals
A copy of the decision can be downloaded here.
View previous news items on this case: Final Injunction Granted in Respect of Carlton Tavern, Public House; Appeals Heard in Respect of 3 Public Houses in Westminster