Villagers Register The Wellington Hotel As A Community Asset
February 16, 2016
Due to the uncertainty of the future of the Wellington Public House, a group of villagers have registered the building with Halton Borough Council, as a "Community Asset".
The Community Asset status, was issued in late 2015.
If an asset is listed and then comes up for sale, the new right will give an eligible community interest group that wishes to be treated as a potential bidder to purchase the asset 6 months to put together a bid to buy it. This right is intended to give communities an increased chance to save shops, pubs or other local facilities which are of community value.
The property and land previously owned by Marstons, was bought by a company called, New River Retail, who are a real estate investor, who have also bought over 200 Marstons Pubs, in view to obtain further development on each site pending planning permissions to build Co-op convenience stores on selected sites.
New River Retail have twice been refused planning permission to build a Co-op convenience store on the car park of the Wellington Pub and are appealing to the Secretary Of State regarding the latest - 2nd refusal. A final decision is due in March.