Crown Pub development recommended for refusal

Woodhall Land applied to Hertsmere Borough Council for planning permission to demolish and redevelop The Crown Pub, in Shenley Road

Woodhall Land applied to Hertsmere Borough Council for planning permission to demolish and redevelop The Crown Pub, in Shenley Road

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  Plans to demolish a pub have been recommended for refusal.

Woodhall Land have applied to Hertsmere Borough Council for planning permission to demolish and redevelop The Crown pub, in Shenley Road, which dates back to 1908.

As part of the new plans, a four-storey building will replace the pub, with commercial space on the ground floor and 11 two-bedroom flats.

The coach house at the back of the site was earmarked for two two-bedroom houses, while a car park with 15 spaces and 12 bicycle spaces was also included.

However, planning officers have released their report on the application, recommending that the council's planning committee refuses the plans when it meets on August 7.

The report states that the redevelopment of the pub, which has been serving the people of Borehamwood for more than 100 years, would create a ‘substandard and cramped form of living accommodation’, and affect road safety due to a lack of manoeuvrability in the proposed car park.

The planning authority was also unable to determine whether the demolition of part of the existing building would have a negative impact on bat colonies, which are a protected species.

Hertsmere Borough Council’s planning committee will meet on August 7 to discuss the report and make a final conclusion.

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6:26pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Sweet Hanson says...

The crown pub should be a landmark of Borehamwood , rite next to the train station at the heart of the high street .... Looks like an eyesore to anyone entering the town , why has it been left empty for so long ?
The crown pub should be a landmark of Borehamwood , rite next to the train station at the heart of the high street .... Looks like an eyesore to anyone entering the town , why has it been left empty for so long ? Sweet Hanson
  • Score: 21

10:20am Sun 3 Aug 14

triedandtrusted says...

It could be turned into a theatre the new ark it is in the right place just convert the building and extend backwards
It could be turned into a theatre the new ark it is in the right place just convert the building and extend backwards triedandtrusted
  • Score: 1

10:22am Sun 3 Aug 14

triedandtrusted says...

Perhaps We can set up a fund to raise money to build a new theatre on the site of the Crown. Am sure there are a few billionaires who would be able to do this as Borehamwood is a film and media town
Perhaps We can set up a fund to raise money to build a new theatre on the site of the Crown. Am sure there are a few billionaires who would be able to do this as Borehamwood is a film and media town triedandtrusted
  • Score: -5

3:58pm Sun 3 Aug 14

punky47 says...

With good management it would be a very successful Film Theme Pub, with artifacts and memorabilia gathered from films made at Elstree Studios and other studios of Borehamwood. Solved.
With good management it would be a very successful Film Theme Pub, with artifacts and memorabilia gathered from films made at Elstree Studios and other studios of Borehamwood. Solved. punky47
  • Score: 26

4:55pm Mon 4 Aug 14

kelvin says...

I agree with Punky47, excellent idea, it would also preserve the old building.
I agree with Punky47, excellent idea, it would also preserve the old building. kelvin
  • Score: 11

2:00pm Thu 7 Aug 14

BorisSpy1 says...

I am a member of a well known rock band who wishes to remain anonymous. I've just had a lengthy conversation with a contact who is very interested in acquiring the pub and turning it into a movie theme pub. We discussed several ideas but this came top. He was very motivated by the idea of calling it The Darth Vader. We are currently trying to find out more info about the legality of using Star Wars copyright names and cost. We would need at least 3 months to put our proposal together. My contact is very experienced in this field and owns several successful establishments.
I am a member of a well known rock band who wishes to remain anonymous. I've just had a lengthy conversation with a contact who is very interested in acquiring the pub and turning it into a movie theme pub. We discussed several ideas but this came top. He was very motivated by the idea of calling it The Darth Vader. We are currently trying to find out more info about the legality of using Star Wars copyright names and cost. We would need at least 3 months to put our proposal together. My contact is very experienced in this field and owns several successful establishments. BorisSpy1
  • Score: 9

12:21am Sat 9 Aug 14

Andrew_L says...

BorisSpy1 wrote:
I am a member of a well known rock band who wishes to remain anonymous. I've just had a lengthy conversation with a contact who is very interested in acquiring the pub and turning it into a movie theme pub. We discussed several ideas but this came top. He was very motivated by the idea of calling it The Darth Vader. We are currently trying to find out more info about the legality of using Star Wars copyright names and cost. We would need at least 3 months to put our proposal together. My contact is very experienced in this field and owns several successful establishments.
Boris could you please contact ebra: chairman.ebra@gmail.
com

or via our website: www.elstreeborehamwo
odresidents.co.uk
[quote][p][bold]BorisSpy1[/bold] wrote: I am a member of a well known rock band who wishes to remain anonymous. I've just had a lengthy conversation with a contact who is very interested in acquiring the pub and turning it into a movie theme pub. We discussed several ideas but this came top. He was very motivated by the idea of calling it The Darth Vader. We are currently trying to find out more info about the legality of using Star Wars copyright names and cost. We would need at least 3 months to put our proposal together. My contact is very experienced in this field and owns several successful establishments.[/p][/quote]Boris could you please contact ebra: chairman.ebra@gmail. com or via our website: www.elstreeborehamwo odresidents.co.uk Andrew_L
  • Score: 1

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