Red House campaigners to leaflet town

A group of local Whitchurch residents fighting the loss of the historic Red House Inn have produced several thousand leaflets to distribute around the town. They call for objections to a Planning Application which has been submitted to change the pub into residential dwellings.

Promises were made
The owner had been granted permission to build three houses on the pub’s car park, and had promised the funds raised would be put back into the development of the Red House as a pub/restaurant. These houses have now been sold.

But the pub deteriorates further
However the Red House Inn remains closed and has been allowed to deteriorate further without the promised investment. The owner has also rejected offers made to purchase the pub for the local community which has incensed many who are calling for the application for housing to be refused.

Local amenities
The Red House Inn, a Grade II Listed Building, has been a local pub serving Whitchurch and the surrounding area for nearly 300 years. The town has lost a number of pubs run recent years and with further housing planned, losing another would be a major blow to the local economy, its social character and to the town’s amenities.

For an earlier article on the Red House, see:
RED HOUSE FOR HOUSING

To Object to the Application
and to for further details lodged at the Planning Department see:
RED HOUSE PLANNING APPLICATION

The leaflet can be downloaded: