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Your branch needs you to help save The Chelsfield Pub

Your support is urgently needed to assist in the campaign to save The Chelsfield Pub from closure, demolition and redevelopment. Any comments on this planning application have to be with the council by 14th November.

The pub is owned by Punch, but has in recent years been operated by Gladewood Taverns. At the end of October Punch gave notice to the pub’s operators that they had submitted a planning application for the ‘Demolition of existing building and redevelopment to create a replacement public house and landlord accommodation; A1 convenience store; 10x residential apartments; reconfiguration of the car park and bin/cycle storage’.

The Chelsfield, built in the 1930s, is a distinctive brick building of an unusual design, with a number of original internal features still in place. The pub has a loyal following from the local community who are outraged at the potential loss of their ‘local’, not least because of the potential loss of the function room at the pub, which is very heavily used for birthdays, weddings, christenings, business meetings, sports club events etc. Bromley CAMRA has also used the room for meetings of the Committee.

A Save The Chelsfield campaign has been launched, which is being supported by Bromley CAMRA. You can see and support these on Twitter and Facebook.

Information about the planning application can be found on the Bromley Council website here. On the Documents tab you can see the supporting documentation that Punch have supplied, including drawings of what it would look like.

To see those supporting documents you need to go to the end of that page (or sort by date) as there 300 objections to this so far.

If you want to comment on this planning application you need to do so by Wednesday 14th November.