June 2018 Update Old Red Lion Development
The developers, Peker Holdings, have appealed to the Government Planning Inspectorate against Chiltern District Council's rejection of their planning application. The hearing will be held at South Bucks District Council offices in Denham starting at 10am on Tuesday 24 July and expected to last up to 4 days. Please click here for further details. GMVA has been in contact with a representative from CDC, provided photographic evidence of the difficult access, of the problems with construction which we saw at the Bakery site and also told them about the recent storm damage. GMVA is hoping to send a representative to give evidence.
Please click here to view the GMVA response submitted to CDC Planning on the application. This will be used in evidence at the Planning Inspectorate enquiry. It is rather long but we have put a summary of the main points at the beginning.
The bar part of the building has been sold off and is to be opened as a pub run by Stephen How, whose family run two pubs in Little Missenden. There is a planning application with CDC for the rest of the site, including the Courthouse, to be converted into four houses (including one new build). It is over five years since the pub closed. During that time, the Save the George campaign has opposed residential use and wants to develop the site as a community asset. It has become a contentious issue and GMVA is reluctant to take sides. If you wish to comment on the application, the deadline is next Monday, 25 June.
Comments can be emailed to email@example.com quoting Planning Ref: CH/2018/0773/FA Comments should include your name and postal address
The Save the George Campaign have a website - for details of their campaign click here