Residents fighting The Queensbury Pub closure plans lobby planning officers in Willesden

Supporters of the Queenbury Pub lobbied planning officers against plans for its destruction.

Supporters of the Queenbury Pub lobbied planning officers against plans for its destruction. - Credit: Archant

Campaigning residents turned up in force to show their opposition to controversial proposals which would see the destruction of their beloved pub in Willesden.

Supporters of the Queenbury Pub lobbied planning officers against plans for its destruction.

Supporters of the Queenbury Pub lobbied planning officers against plans for its destruction. - Credit: Archant

More than 40 people lobbied planning officers from Brent Council outside The Queensbury in Walm Lane, during a site visit on Saturday.

Under current proposal, the building will be reduce to rubble and replaced with a tower block of flats comprising of 56 residential apartments and 23 car parking spaces.

In documents seen by the Times, officers gave their backing to the plans despite being handed a petition boasting 4,000 signatures in opposition just last month.

The final decision will be made on Wednesday.

Ian Britton, a member of the Save the Queensbury campaign, said: “We are looking forward to the decision and hope Brent Council will listen to residents and refuse plans to knock down our well used, well loved pub.”

Fairview homes, which owns the building, claim they will provide an additional community space such as a café or restaurant in order to accommodate various groups including baby parent group Busy Rascals which are currently based in the pub.

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