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Developer puts pub it was ordered to rebuild up for sale

Carlton Tavern was demolished without the council being informed, sparking a three-year battle for it to be restored ‘brick by brick’

09 November, 2018 — By Tom Foot

The Carlton Tavern after its demolition in April 2015

A DEVELOPER that was forced to rebuild a pub it demolished has put it on the market.

The Carlton Tavern in Maida Vale is being laboriously rebuilt by developer CLTX after it was ordered by a planning inspector to undo the damage done.

Campaigners have been waiting for the pub in Maida Vale to reopen after a three-year battle to get the venue restored. Now the pub has been listed for sale on the website of Davis Coffer Lyons estate agent.

It said the pub would be available “under a pitched tiled roof” and that a ground floor “will consist of a large trade area and ancillary accommodation”.

The pub before it was pulled down

“The basement will consist of a beer cellar, stores and ancillary accommodation. The upper parts will be residential accommodation.”

The Rebuild Carlton Tavern campaign said in its most recent post it was “angry it had been kept in the dark”.

Westminster Council said it was “monitoring the situation” and planning chief Richard Beddoe said: “We’re encouraged that construction is ongoing at the Carlton Tavern site. It has been a long battle to ensure the pub is rebuilt brick by brick. However, it is also clear that our enforcement notice, insisting that work was completed within two years, has not been complied with, and as such we are considering whether any further action should be taken.

“It would not be appropriate for the council to comment any further at present.”

CLTX were unavailable for comment.

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