Crane build­ing to be re­moved

No plan­ning per­mis­sion for pub struc­ture

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

THE own­ers of The Crane pub in Hayes have been or­dered to re­move a build­ing that was put up with­out plan­ning per­mis­sion.

Hilling­don Coun­cil says it has al­ready had com­plaints about noise and an­ti­so­cial be­hav­iour as­so­ci­ated with the pub­lic house, in Water­splash Lane, and re­cently found out a sin­gle-storey struc­ture had been built at the back of the premises.

Punch Tav­erns, which owns The Crane, said the build­ing was con­structed with­out its knowl­edge.

A spokesper­son said: “We are fully aware of the cir­cum­stances re­lat­ing to the newly con­structed sin­gle-storey which was built with­out our knowl­edge.

“Un­der the terms of the lease agree­ment in place, we sus­pect the lease­holder has car­ried out th­ese works in­de­pen­dently and has failed to ac­quire per­mis­sions from both Punch Tav­erns and the lo­cal author­ity.”

Hilling­don Coun­cil has given for­mal no­tice to Punch Tav­erns to re­move the struc­ture.

The spokesman added: “Punch Tav­erns are in re­ceipt of the no­tice to re­move the struc­ture and have for­mally in­structed our ten­ant, through solic­i­tors, to cease all works im­me­di­ately and abide by en­force­ment no­tices, or face le­gal ac­tion. Punch Tav­erns will con­tinue to co­op­er­ate with the coun­cil to re­solve the mat­ter as quickly as pos­si­ble.”

Jean Palmer, deputy chief ex­ec­u­tive cor­po­rate di­rec­tor of res­i­dents ser­vices, is ‘pleased’ that Punch Tav­erns have taken firm ac­tion and is work­ing with Hilling­don Coun­cil to re­solve this is­sue.

She said: “If the ten­ant of the Crane Pub­lic House does not com­ply with all no­tices, swift en­force­ment ac­tion will be taken.”

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