Flats Plan For Pub Could Be Decided In March

Council receives objections to Brewery Tap scheme

Plans to create two converted flats above the historic Brewery Tap pub in Wimbledon Village are now not likely to be discussed by Merton Council until March.

Owners Enterprise Inns put the plans forward to the council in December, involving a rear extension and conversion of the existing accommodation on the first and second floor.

Enterprise have also given notice to lessee Garry Mallen, that they do not want to renew his lease for the High Street pub (pictured left).

Regulars at the Brewery Tap, run by resident tenants John and Heather Grover for 15 years, have been running a campaign to keep the pub as it is.

But the new plans will involve replacing the existing kitchen and tenant's accommodation and running the pub as a ground-floor 'lock-up'.

The local branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has also been campaigning against the plans and fears for the long-term future of a pub without a resident landlord.

The plans are not on the agenda of the council's forthcoming planning meeting on February 17, and the next potential date is the following month's meeting on March 17.

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February 10, 2011