LETS RESTORE THE HENRY JENKINS!
We have plans to restore the Pub with a traditional English family style bar, along with a modern coffee shop section, bed and breakfast accommodation for friends, family and residents and visitors to this Area Of Outstanding Beauty, and a great, south facing beer garden for community summer BBQ’s..
We have a battle on our hands as the owner is keen to develop to residential for profit, so if you are as passionate about our plans as us, then have a look at the website and help us where you can
THE STORY SO FAR
We have outlined the story of the Henry Jenkins from its historic start, to its slow deterioration and eventual purchase by the current owner. Then the planning application by the owner to demolish and build houses, through ACV nominations, planning appeals and two more planning applications to the present day where we are still fighting for the Pub.
THE LATEST NEWS
Keep up to date with the latest on the battle to save the Henry Jenkins from the developer. We try to publish main event ins our continuing legal fight to stop the owner from developing and then eventually take ownerships on behalf of the community. You can also join the newsletter to be emailed latest news.
THE FUTURE HENRY JENKINS
We have surveyed the community extensively about what they would like to see in a future Henry Jenkins and there have been a wide range of suggestions. From these suggestions have put together some plans to give an idea of what is possible.
HOW TO HELP
If you are interested in helping obtain the Pub back for the community and then eventually refurbishing it to a great village centre community Pub, then click through and see what how you can help.
Two Pubs in the UK, the Holywell Inn, Calderdale, and the Rising Sun Pub, Woodcroft, have been purchased by their local Council for sale back to the community. This has occurred because the owners were delaying efforts to put the Pub back into community use. Powers under section 226 of the Town and Country Planning Read more about Two Pubs in UK now Compulsory Purchased for their communities[…]
Third planning application The third planning application since the Pub was bought by David Fielder has now closed for submissions. The planning application is almost identical to the second application in April (which was refused) and is for planning permission for residence in the left hand section of the Henry Jenkins that has been cut Read more about Third planning application submissions now closed[…]
The Henry Jenkins: It could be a great community asset again In a significant decision, Kirkby Malzeard Parish Council has this week accepted that the majority villagers support plans for the regeneration of the Henry Jenkins. At a packed public meeting on Tuesday – called to discuss the future of the Henry Jenkins – the Parish Council raised Read more about Parish Council accepts most people now support plans for HJ regeneration[…]
Plans to convert part of the historic Henry Jenkins Inn to housing have been resubmitted – in another attempt to sidestep planning controls designed to protect community facilities. In June an application to downgrade part of the pub – including the restaurant area, part of the lounge bar, landlord’s living quarters above and most of the car park Read more about Plans to break up Henry Jenkins pub resubmitted[…]
A new nomination has been submitted for the whole of the Henry Jenkins to be relisted as an Asset of Community Value (ACV). The pub was listed as an Asset of Community Value in July, 2017, following a long campaign by HJCC , demonstrating that the pub has been a hub of the local community for Read more about Henry Jenkins (part of) renominated as Asset of Community Value[…]
Plans to downgrade part of the historic Henry Jenkins Inn to residential have been refused following more than 60 objections. Only three people supported the application … and one of those was David Fielder, the Goole-based property developer who bought the property in 2012 – and who has since allowed the property to fall into a dilapidated state. Read more about Plan to convert part of Henry Jenkins to housing rejected[…]
Parish Council members have resisted calls to carry out a policy review – following fierce criticism of their past support for plans for the demolition on of the Henry Jenkins. More than 20 parishioners attended a heated meeting of Kirkby Malzeard Parish Council on Monday – the first to be called since last week’s decision Read more about Parish Council declines to review Policy on Henry Jenkins[…]
An appeal against refusal of planning permission for the demolition of the Henry Jenkins has been dismissed by a Government Planning Inspector. The Inspector, John Morrison, said he was not convinced that the potential re-use of the Henry Jenkins as a going concern had been sufficiently investigated – and that the owner had left the Read more about Appeal against Planning Refusal dismissed[…]
We’re pleased to report that the interim results of an Opinion Survey being carried out across Kirkby, Laverton and Dallowgill suggest that a large majority of residents support plans for the community purchase of the Henry Jenkins.* We’ve received further encouragement from the generosity of villagers who’ve said they would be prepared to buy community shares: So Read more about Strong Support for Community Buyout[…]
An appeal hearing was held on Wednesday (February 31st) to hear evidence for and against an appeal by David Fielder against refusal of planning permission for the demolition of the Henry Jenkins and redevelopment of the site with housing. Mr Fielder contended that Harrogate Borough Council Planning Committee’s decision to refuse his application was wrong Read more about Appeal against refusal of plans to demolish Jenks[…]