Campaigners win battle to save Willesden pub from being turned into flats
- Credit: Archant
Campaigners have won their battle to stop a pub in Willesden from being demolished and replaced with a 10-storey housing block.
Yesterday, the government’s planning inspectorate ruled The Queensbury Pub, in Walm Lane, will not face a wrecking ball following a fight lasting more than two years.
Residents have been fighting the proposals by developers Fairview Homes in the conservation area since they came to light in October 2012.
Their campaign had garnered support from outside the borough with boyband The Wanted speaking up on their behalf.
Ian Elliot, from the Save the Queensbury, said: “We’re confident the right decision was made. A 10-storey block doesn’t belong in a conservation area and that is what the inspector found.
“We didn’t have any of the resources Fairview had but we stopped a tower block and it sent a very clear message that whatever Fairview Homes do, they can’t put anything like it there that they propose.”
You may also want to watch:
Fairview Homes have been contacted for a comment.
Full story in this week’s Brent & Kilburn Times out on Thursday.
- 1 Pink mob: Two Harlesden women among gang jailed for drug offences valued at £2million
- 2 Tapas restaurant The Star opens in Willesden Green with free parties
- 3 Application submitted to turn 'bed bug' hotel in Harlesden into HMO
- 4 Man who murdered Kilburn waiter jailed
- 5 TfL told to introduce 'pay per mile' charge to motorists
- 6 QPR were soft in heavy Fulham defeat says boss Warburton
- 7 Wembley pensioner, 71, off to university with EuroMillions win
- 8 Estranged husband who set wife on fire in Stonebridge jailed
- 9 Noise abatement notice served against 'silent disco'
- 10 Michelin-starred Atul Kochlar to open Indian in Wembley Park