We believe that Equity Real Estate should keep the Heathcote Arms in Leytonstone as a pub. We are calling on Waltham Forest Council to issue an Article 4 Direction to help protect it against development.

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We believe that Equity Real Estate should keep the Heathcote Arms in Leytonstone as a pub. We are calling on Waltham Forest Council to issue an Article 4 Direction to help protect it against development.

This petition had 1,100 supporters


Recently sold to Equity Real Estate, it is now believed that there are plans to either demolish The Heathcote Arms public house and turn this historic building into flats or to build 8 flats within the building and 4 houses where the beautiful garden stands.

Waltham Forest Council can help stop The Heathcote Arms being demolished, turned into a supermarket or betting shop by using an Article 4 Direction now. This can ensure that only elected Councillors can decide on any change to the use of the building.

We have already discussed this with the council who have pledged to protect our pubs and we now need your support to make this happen.

With 5 pubs lost in the borough in 5 weeks recently, acting quickly is of the essence.

Please add your name and address to our petition to the council and call on them to protect The Heathcote pub, Leytonstone, by granting an Article 4 direction under the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 to remove permitted development rights for a change of use from use class A4, a public house, to use class A1 (Shops), A2 (financial and professional services) A3 (restaurants and cafes), or B1 (business use).

For more information see here:

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/professional/advice/hpg/historicenvironment/article4directions/

We are also petitioning Equity Real Estate to retain the building's use as a pub and invest in our community rather than their own pockets. If you want to help further, please write to them to show your desire to save our pub:

Equity Real Estate

Albermale House

1 Albermale Street

London

W1S 4HA



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