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Frequently Asked Questions

What happens next?

With the Planning Inspectorate appeal now resolved against Punch Taverns, and with costs denied them, we are obviously delighted but this may not be the end.  We would welcome dialogue with Punch to see how things can move forward now to secure The Chelsfield Pub against future plans for demolition.  

As usual, we will keep an eye on everything and announce any progress or updates via this site and our social media platforms.  

We thank our supporters, councillors, local MP, CAMRA and most importantly our community.



What is the Planning Appeal process?

The planning appeal will be considered by the Planning inspectorate; an independent executive agency of the UK Government. We have now received confirmation that the Planning Inspectorate has, appointed a case officer; will use the written representations procedure; and that the official starting date is/was 4th April 2019

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What is an Asset of Community Value (ACV)

Over the past few months you may have heard talk of, or possibly seen on our Facebook page, #SaveTheChelsfield, comment or reference made to something called an “ACV” and wondered what it is; we are frequently asked by patrons what an ACV is and how it would help us. To that end we have outlined below the key details of what they are and how they relate to our situation.

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Asset of Community Value (ACV) In England, an asset of community value (ACV) is land or property of importance to a local community which is subject to additional protection from development under the Localism Act 2011.
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Bromley Council (Website) The london borough that The Chelsfield resides in. They have lots of information about the campaign on their website, including all objections and meeting minutes. Objections to the demolitionDraft minutes

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CAMRA CAMpaign for Real Ale, Campaigning for real ale, pubs & drinkers' rights since 1971. Click to visit the CAMRA (Bromley) Website

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Facebook page (#SaveTheChelsfield) One of our many Social Media pages. A primary source for up-to-date information about the campaign. We often post videos showing important social events in progress. Visit our Facebook page

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How can I/We help? Read how you can help here »

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LPA Local Planning Authority - in our case the London Borough of Bromley

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News Shopper (The) A local paper covering the area that The Chelsfield is in. They have written many articles about the campaign so far. See the latest articles here

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Original Planning Documents Here is the planning page on the Bromley website where all the original documents are.
Read our FAQ about this

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Punch Partnerships (PML) Ltd The company trying to demolish The Chelsfield. (Boo. Hiss.)
Planning inspectorate An independent executive agency of the UK Government, they will review all written submissions from all parties and make a decision on the appeal

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Seven Reasons to use for contesting the appeal Seven valid reasons that are acceptable by the Planning Inspectorate Seven Reasons

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Timetable for the written procedure for planning appeals
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Twitter page (@ChelsfieldThe) One of our many Social Media pages. A primary source for up-to-date information about the campaign. We often post videos showing important social events in progress. Visit our Twitter page

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