Green Dragon pub, Enfield

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-05-21
Session date: 
May 21, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1341
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Local residents have recently tried to save this local historic pub but unfortunately the application to list the pub as a community asset was rejected. The London Plan was amended with a new paragraph which states "where there is sufficient evidence of need, community asset value and viability in pub use, boroughs are encouraged to bring forward policies to retain, manage and enhance public houses." What decisive action are you taking to help pubs that are under threat in London?

Answer

Answer for Green Dragon pub, Enfield

Answer for Green Dragon pub, Enfield

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Further Alterations to the London Plan adopted in March 2015 provide support for boroughs that want to introduce planning policies to prevent changes from pub use to other uses which require planning permission. The new position in the London Plan provides greater certainty and support for protection of pubs providing it is properly justified. I have also provided additional guidance on this matter in my Town Centres Supplementary Planning Guidance.