Wandsworth ACV’s another pub

LB Wandsworth has designated another pub as an Asset of Community Value (ACV).

Wandsworth Council decided to grant The Trafalgar Arms, in Tooting High Street, ACV status, which gives members of the community time to bid to buy the site should it come up for sale.

Last week also saw councillors agree to launch a full public consultation on a proposed Article 4 Direction for The Wheatsheaf in Upper Tooting Road. This would mean the site would require planning permission if the owner wanted to change its use.

Wandsworth’s strategic planning spokesman, Councillor Russell King, has pledged to review ways of protecting historic pubs across the borough.

He said: “We have asked council officers to look at what safeguards are available to counter the potential threat of much-loved local pubs being targeted for redevelopment.

“Our powers may be limited but we will do what we reasonably can to support popular venues around the borough.”

The first pub in the borough to be granted ACV status was The Castle, in Battersea.

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