Jun 26, 2019
Site visit made on 20 May 2019
by Katie McDonald MSc MRTPI
an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State
Decision date: 24th June 2019
1. The application for an award of costs is refused.
You can read the full document here... APPEAL_DECISION_-_COSTS-2346033.pdf
Jun 24, 2019
The news we have all been waiting for... The Planning Inspectorate Appeal Decision.
We welcome the Planning Inspectorate decision to decline Punch Partnerships (PML) Ltd's appeal.
We thank our supporters, councillors, local MP, CAMRA and most importantly our community.
We call on Punch to talk to us, your customers and loyal community to find a way forward for the good of all. We welcome any open and transparent dialogue.
The Appeal Document can be read here... AppealDecision3221236.pdf
May 11, 2019
The Waiting Game
Now after all the hard work by everybody completing their submissions to the Planning Inspectorate we wait for their decision. The appellant, Punch Taverns, have a couple of weeks until the 23rd of May 2019 to make final comments as does the LPA (Local Planning Authority - in this case the London Borough of Bromley) - then the inspectorate will start working on the outcome of the appeal.
The decision date has not yet been set by the Planning Inspectorate but as soon as we know it we will announce it here and on our social media platforms - this could be in around 26 weeks according to their website!
Fingers are crossed that the appeal is thrown out.
Apr 30, 2019
Jo Johnson writes to the Planning Inspectorate objecting to the demolition on behalf of the Save The Chelsfield campaign
Apr 28, 2019
Save The Chelsfield held an open forum public meeting at 7pm on 25 April 2019 at The Chelsfield - our community pub; the meeting was hosted by Bryan, supported by the STC committee together with our three local councillors, Angela, Mike, Samaris and Norman from CAMRA.
There were well over one hundred people who attended in person, occupying the function room and the bar areas to capacity; it really was great to see so many of you there in person. For those who could not make it, we live streamed the event on FaceBook, and we know that to date over 1,500 people have watched our live stream; you can watch it below.
We also need everybody to submit their own submissions to the Planning Inspectorate, we urge you to do this please - just because we are doing this does not mean that we do not need you to do this too!
Apr 16, 2019
An open public meeting to discuss next steps and answer questions from the local community has just been announced. Hosted at our cherished local community pub - The Chelsfield, you'll be able to have your questions answered whilst being amongst like-minded friends within the community.
Apr 10, 2019
As you may recall, at the council meeting of 14th February 2019 the original planning application made by Punch Partnerships (PML) Ltd to demolish our much loved pub was unanimously rejected and the council also agreed to contest the appeal that Punch had already lodged.
The 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 was 4th April 2019. Read more
Apr 9, 2019
How to complete the form for representation on the Planning Inspectorate page...
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Click HERE for the page with the Magnificent Seven Reasons to help you complete your representation to the Planning Inspectorate - there are also some ideas on both our Facebook account, our Twitter account and here on our shiny new web site, please use these in your own words!
Click HERE to go directly to the Planning Inspectorate case - click the top right button “Make representation” (please be patient, the PI site takes a while to load!) - once the representations page is loaded, there is an almost blank page and you then have to click on the "Save and Continue" button to start the process!!
Mar 22, 2019
Bromley Council publish the draft minutes of the Plans Sub-Committee meeting that was held on 14 February 2019
Feb 15, 2019
Chelsfield, Green St Green & Pratts Bottom Councillors comment on FB that their fellow councilors admired the "stylish T-shirts" modeled by the Friends of STC in the council chambers
Friends of #SaveTheChelsfield viewed from the left hand side of the council chambers just before the meeting started....
Feb 14, 2019
Save The Chelsfield Prepare for the meeting of the plans sub-committee on 14 February
Feb 14, 2019
At 7.00 pm the Plans Sub-Committee No. 3 will meet
Bromley Council Planning officers have already refused Punch Partnerships (PML) Ltd planning permission to demolish The Chelsfield; Punch have already lodged an appeal with the Planning Inspectorate, an independent government body that deal with planning appeals
Tonight, Plans Sub-Committee No. 3 will ratify the refusal of planning permission proposed by their planning officers and then decide if the council will contest the appeal submitted by Punch Partnerships (PML) Ltd
Apologies for the bad sound quality on the stream but we could get no closer and they were very quiet.
Even we struggled to hear sitting in the chamber.
Well done Bryan Gannon and Cllr. Angela Page for speaking on behalf of Save The Chelsfield
Feb 13, 2019
So that will be us then (#SaveTheChelsfield) in the Newsshopper this week 😊 Thank you for your support. A good week for us. We are up for the fight. 👊👊
Jan 28, 2019
Punch Partnerships (PML) Ltd lodged an appeal with the Planning Inspectorate.
There was a development on the 28th of January; you may have noticed on the Bromley Planning Portal that the Appeal Status changed to “Appeal Lodged”. On that date WYG Planning, acting as agent for Punch Partnerships (PML) Ltd, lodged an appeal with the Planning Inspectorate; an executive government agency that deals with planning appeals. Details of the appeal submission made by Punch together with 12 revised planning documents can be found on the Bromley Planning Portal.