Below are the planning applications that threaten the future of pubs in the South West London branch area on which it is still possible to comment. It is most important that local residents especially post objections if the plans are to be refused. The main CAMRA
website includes advice on planning applications, and a link to it is here: Dealing with Planning Applications.
Queens Head, Mitcham CR4 4LA
Application to convert entire pub to residential accommodation, plus side extensions to create a total of eight self contained flats.
You can object to the development here: 17/P0253. Deadline for comments is 18 July 2017.
Beehive, Stockwell SW9 9HQ
Yet another application to convert the pub area to residential accommodation, following a previous refusal. "Trojan horse" conversion of upper floors to residential accommodation approved in 2014.
You can object to the development here: 17/02340/FUL. Deadline for comments is 19 July 2017.
Prince of Wales, Battersea SW11 3AE
Yet another application by Tesco to convert the pub to retail use. Previous application refused.
You can object to the development here: 2017/3434. Deadline for comments is 25 July 2017.
The Grosvenor, Stockwell SW9 0TP
The owners have appealed to the Planning Inspectorate against Lambeth Council's decision to refuse permission to convert the upper floors to residential accommodation.
You can make a representation against the appeal at APP/N5660/W/17/3168247 Deadline for comments is 31 July 2017.
SWL Pub of the Year 2016: Sultan wins vote
The CAMRA SW London Pub of the Year 2016 has been won by the Sultan in Sourh Wimbledon which last topped the poll for 2003.
The presentation of the winner's certificate was in the pub on Tuesday 18 April and all who attended enjoyed the celebrations. [Details].
Runner up was the Railway in Streatham, the first time it's been placed and in third place was another former winner, the Eagle Ale House in Battersea.
Congratulations to the teams at all three pubs.
Ful details at camraswl.org.uk/PotY/2016.
Request for information on a closed pub: can you help?
We have received a request for information about the former Plough, 1 Plough Lane SW17 0BW. The pub closed in 2006 and is now a Tile Giant outlet.
Sarah Wheeler, who worked part-time at the pub in 2004, would like to contact her former boss if possible.
I worked for a guy named David but I cannot remember his surname or any other details.
I really hope someone can help as I'd love to get back in touch as that was my first job behind the bar.
Now I have my premises and personal license so I have a lot to thank David for.
I hope someone can help.
If anyone can help Sarah with any news of (or contact details for) David then please email her via our branch Pub Officer, Geoff Strawbridge [email@example.com
SW London CAMRA Beer Prices Survey
The results of our annual branch Beer Prices Survey for 2016 are as follows:
Session Bitter average price £3.72 (£3.61 in 2015) or without the Wetherspoons £3.81 (£3.70 in 2015), a 3% increase in each case.
Seven of our 20 sample pubs now charge £4 or more.
The CAMRA LocAle initiative is the accreditation scheme to promote pubs that sell locally-brewed real ale, reducing the number of ‘beer miles’ and supporting local breweries.
Several pubs in our area have LocAle accreditation. This entails a pub permanently stocking at least one real ale produced within thirty miles of the pub.
For more information and a list of accredited LocAle pubs in our area see our LocAle page.
CAMRA’s ON-LINE HERITAGE PUB GUIDE
The National Inventory is CAMRA's pioneering effort to identify and protect the most important historic pub interiors in the country. It has always been part of the campaign's mission to not only save real ale but also Britain's rich heritage of pubs. See www.heritagepubs.org.uk.
Read the online Obituaries [https://camraswl.org.uk/obits] for some CAMRAswl stalwarts who have passed on.