A planning application has been submitted to convert the Plume of Feathers in Plumstead into a restaurant and takeaway.
The pub closed in April 2019. The building was designated as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) in October 2019. However an appeal against that listing was allowed in January 2020.
Residents will be keeping a close eye given the applicant is Dhadda Estates Ltd. One of Dhadda’s two directors is listed as both a director of Dhadda and Balmonza. Balmonza has one director. The company and director were recently fined for demolishing Bexley Borough’s oldest pub in an unsafe manner.
At the Belvedere Ye Olde Leather Bottle pub site, an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive found Balmonza Ltd had not arranged for gas and electricity supplies to be properly disconnected with the chance of an explosion.
There was no hoarding or fencing around the site as the building was being brought down.
Balmonza Ltd was fined £20,000 with another £1000 costs. Kulvinder Singh pleaded guilty and fined £5000. He was ordered to pay costs of £1000. A history of activity at that site can be seen here.
While the Belvedere pub was not statutorily listed, the Plume in Plumstead is at Grade II.
Singh has also seen two enforcement notices served by Bexley Council after work on a property in Abbey Wood backing onto woodland. These are for:
- Without planning permission increasing the height of an existing wall to exceed 2 metres in height.
- Without planning permission the unauthorised excavation of the land to the rear of the property shown in approximate location outlined in blue on the site plan.
- Without planning permission the unauthorised raising of the land to the rear of the property shown in the approximate location outlined in green on the site plan.
- Without planning permission the erection of retaining walls to the rear of the property shown in the approximate location outlined in blue on the site plan.
The notices were issued over a year ago but no remedial work appears to have happened.
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