On 1st May Brent Council posted a note on their planning website saying that permission to demolish The Queensbury has been REFUSED.
We have outlined previously how Officers at Brent Council have worked closely with the developers yet consistently ignored our requests to meet to discuss how to protect the building from demolition.
Hence as things stand we do not know why the permission has been refused and whether it is on grounds of conservation, or merely because the developer has been encouraged to use a different colour of roof tile. This happened previously and fresh plans were submitted by the developer, but with slightly amended plans.
So for now, the champagne is on ice. It’s great that the pub lives to fight another day and we await the full decision and the rationale for it.
Locals maintain that the building is significant and the previous Appeal was clear. We ask once again for any developer wanting to profit on the site to build AROUND The Queensbury and NOT demolish it.
Thank you for your ongoing support and watch this space to see what happens next.
Update: the decision notice has been published HERE