Campaigners win battle to save Willesden pub from being turned into flats

Campaigners have won their fight to save The Queensbury

Campaigners have won their fight to save The Queensbury - Credit: Archant

Campaigners have won their battle to stop a pub in Willesden from being demolished and replaced with a 10-storey housing block.

Prants and childrens groub Busy Rsaclas is based in the pub (Pic credit: Adam Thomas)

Prants and childrens groub Busy Rsaclas is based in the pub (Pic credit: Adam Thomas) - Credit: Archant

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.”


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Fairview Homes have been contacted for a comment.

Full story in this week’s Brent & Kilburn Times out on Thursday.

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