Greenwich Council have added The White Swan pub in Charlton to its local heritage list.
Cllr David Gardner stated the addition today in a tweet:
Delighted that Cllr @aidanmasmith has given go-ahead for a local @Royal_Greenwich listing of our @WhiteSwanSE7 photographed here in happier times but now looking really unloved + neglected pic.twitter.com/Ca0QmH02Vh
— David Gardner 🇪🇺🇬🇧🌍🇺🇦 (@David_Llew) July 4, 2023
More than 500 buildings are on the local list in Greenwich borough.
It does however offer far less protection than national listing. Protections are modest at best against future changes.
Other pubs have been demolished after being granted local listing, including the Harrow Inn in Abbey Wood. Around thirteen years after that was demolished, Peabody still oversee a long vacant eyesore after years of ownership.
An application to build a house behind the White Swan in Charlton has already been approved by Greenwich Council’s planning board, with a further application to convert upper floors into two flats rejected.
The pub has sat closed for more than three years.