Public inquiry into Reed’s Cabinet pub appeal announced

PUBLISHED: 08:49 24 April 2018 | UPDATED: 08:49 24 April 2018

The Cabinet at Reed had been a pub in the village for centuries.

The Cabinet at Reed had been a pub in the village for centuries.

Archant

There will be a public inquiry into whether the former Cabinet pub in Reed can be turned permanently into a house, it has been announced.

The Save The Cabinet Action Group has been fighting to have the only pub in the village restored since it was bought by a housing developer in 2016.

Mike Howes, chair of the Save The Cabinet Action Group, which launched a petition for a public hearing amassing 1,400 signatures, said: “We are pleased that the Planning Inspectorate has decided to hold a hearing.

“It is only right that there should be a public airing of the issues, given the level of interest there has been in this case. We expect many of The Cabinet’s supporters will want to attend.

“This is the next major step on the road towards rescuing our lovely old pub. Our campaign will now focus on making the best possible case in support of The Cabinet. And by next Tuesday, May 1, we need supporters to write to the Inspectorate asking for the appeal to be dismissed.”

The housing developer’s stance is that the former pub is now his family home and he has had no offers from the community to turn it back into a pub.

The date for the hearing is expected in due course.

Members of the public can make representations to the Planning Inspectorate here https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/ViewCase.aspx?Caseid=3188914&CoID=3178512

Related articles

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Royston Crow visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Royston Crow staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Royston Crow account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

09:29

Sandon schoolchildren have visited a farm in the village as part of their local history and geography project.

Yesterday, 16:42

Brave volunteers are set to walk over hot coals of up to 538ºC in Little Wymondley to raise money for a Letchworth-based hospice charity.

Saving for a prolonged period of travel is essential, says our financial columnist Peter Sharkey. And now might just be the best time to go.

00:00

David Joseph Dodds trading as David Dods Transport Ltd of Hillside Farm, Newmarket Road, Royston, Herts SG8 7LZ of 129 London Road, Markyate, St Albans, Herts AL3 8R is applying to change an existing licence as follows To keep an extra 1 goods vehicles and 2 trailers at the operating centre at Hillside Farm, Newmarket Road, Royston, Herts 5G8 7LZ

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Royston Crow e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Royston Crow weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy