Crane building to be removed
No planning permission for pub structure
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.”