Is time up for Battersea pub that was unlawfully demolished and then rebuilt?

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Is time up for Battersea pub that was unlawfully demolished and then rebuilt?

Postby Community Editor » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:28 pm

It might be last call for The Alchemist pub, 225 St John's Hill, that was unlawfully demolished before it rose from the rubble.

The Alchemist was knocked down without planning permission in the summer of 2015 – prompting Wandsworth Council to issue developer Udhyam Amim with an enforcement notice requiring him to rebuild it brick-by-brick.

This process was completed in the summer of 2018, but despite that, its time as a pub may still be up.
A planning application has been submitted to the council that would change the legal use of the site from a pub, to 'D2 assembly and leisure' use.

D2 use can include cinemas, music and concert halls, bingo and dance halls (but not night clubs), swimming baths, skating rinks, gymnasiums or area for indoor or outdoor sports and recreations (except for motor sports, or where firearms are used).

The application prepared by Restaurant Property said that after nine months of marketing as a pub, zero offers were received.

The Alchemist was formerly known as the Fishmonger’s Arms and dates back to the late nineteenth century.
   
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