Wandsworth Council launch consultation to protect The Wheatsheaf pub in Tooting

The Wheatsheaf, Tooting

The Wheatsheaf, Tooting

First published in News by , Senior Reporter

A much loved pub could soon be granted protection from demolition or being turned into a supermarket.

Wandsworth Council have launched a public consultation on whether The Wheatsheaf, Upper Tooting Road, Tooting, should be granted an Article Four direction.

If granted, the special status would mean plans to change the use or demolish the venue would have to be considered by elected councillors.

It is the first time the council has investigated making such an order for a pub.

Current planning law means pubs can become supermarkets without having to submit an application to the local authority.

Last year thousands of people campaigned to save The Wheatsheaf following rumours it could become a supermarket.

The building was locally listed in September which also gives it some protection when it comes to the planning process.

MP Sadiq Khan has been calling on the council to move forward with the campaign to protect the pub.

To make a comment on the consultation visit wandsworth.gov.uk/info/200130/conservation_areas/527/article_4_directions.

JOIN US ON FACEBOOK

 

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

6:33pm Wed 26 Feb 14

buggsie says...

Why can't Wandsworth Council put some time & money into improving & widening our ROADS - instead of waffling on about a pub. Get rid of all the slum housing in that road and build a better road.
Why can't Wandsworth Council put some time & money into improving & widening our ROADS - instead of waffling on about a pub. Get rid of all the slum housing in that road and build a better road. buggsie
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree