CAMRA London Commentary on BBPA BriefingNEW
The CAMRA London Commentary on BBPA Briefing is now online.
Saving Pubs Toolkit NEW
The Saving Pubs Toolkit originally published in the London Drinker is now available online.
ACV Update NEW
The Technical Consultation on Planning - CAMRA Greater London Response has been published.
CAMRA Greater London Response to Draft Further Alterations to the London Plan
CAMRA Greater London Response to Social Infrastructure Draft SPG
A CAMRA London Pub Protection Strategy
Protecting London’s pub heritage – a planning policy failure. The Regional Director's strategic objective was to bring the demolition or any change of use of a pub within planning controls. Planning applications would mean community consultation. In a majority of cases, development might be welcomed and approved, but some historic pubs would be saved that would otherwise be demolished or converted to other uses if existing permitted development rights remained.
A new forum was required at London CAMRA regional level for those acting as Branch Pub Protection Officers to support each other in high profile pub campaigns, spread best practice in supporting their local planning officers and councillors in implementing appropriate pub protection policies and maintain collective political pressure to close the permitted development loopholes in the current planning framework. This role was separate from and additional to the architectural pub heritage preservation and promotion remit of the London Pubs Group
The London CAMRA website should document and publicise evolving pub protection strategy and active pub campaigns. Version 2 of the first draft strategy document can be downloaded below:-
Permitted Development – Killing our Pubs!
Sustainable Communities Act - Proposal Protecting Community Pubs
An Asset of Community Value saved from illegal development
Admiral Mann Press Release - More can be done by locals to prevent pub closures
London A-Z of planning and culture
CAMRA Press Release on 600 Asset of Community Value Pubs whilst calling for planning loopholes to be closed
Seminar held on 31st May 2014 - Downloads of presentations
The Battle for London's Pubs - Spring 2014 Update - James Watson
Pub Protection in the Planning System - Vincent Stops
Case Studies 1 The Canterbury Arms / The George IV, Brixton - Bill Linskey
Case Studies 2 The Swan & Edgar - John Cryne
Case Studies 3 The Prince Edward, Hackney - James Watson
Group Session 1 Publicity & Influencing Decision Makers - Christine Cryne
Group Session 4 General Permitted Development Order, A4Ds - John Cryne
CAMRA London Pub Protection Strategy - James Watson / Geoff Strawbridge
Other material from the seminar
Points Raised in Discussion
Summaries of 'speed dating' presentations
Final observations - Mick Lewis
Saving Pubs - The Chelsea Experience - Michael Bach
Swan & Edgar Planning Committee Report
Fleurets - Pubs sold for alternative uses in 2013