Pub group Wetherspoons have announced that their Lee branch is set to close on 30th December.
The pub sits in the Lee Gate post-war development which is set for redevelopment.
In a long-running saga, plans have come and gone with land ownership switching hands.
Many business have long left, though the Edmund Halley pub remained. In 2018 these plans were revealed:
Then land was sold, and this is the revised plan showing indicative massing on site:
You can view plans here including the Design and Access Statement from July 2022 by clicking here.
The post-war development has a melancholy air about it these days. These 2019 photos show it before yet more businesses shut up shop.
I used to visit every now again to peruse the charity shops, grab a few bits from Iceland and maybe have a drink.
One by one most closed, and the ‘spoons will now follow.
Wherever anything happens on site anytime soon is another matter.