Harrogate Borough Council have upheld their decision to list the Henry Jenkins as an Asset of Community Value following an internal review.
The review of the council’s decision making process was carried out by the director of the Harrogate International Centre. This follows a request for a review from the pub’s owner, David Fielder.
Mr Fielder has been informed that following a review by the council that “the decision to list the Henry Jenkins as an Asset of Community Value has been upheld.”
The pub was listed as an ACV in July, giving it special status for five years – making it less likely that planning approval will be given for redevelopment. ACV listing also removes “Permitted Development Rights” – which would have allowed the owner to downgrade the Henry Jenkins to “offices” under a loophole in planning law.
Planning permission for the demolition of the Henry Jenkins and redevelopment of the site with new housing was unanimously rejected by Harrogate Borough Council’s Planning Committee in February. The refusal notice states: “The proposal would result in the loss of a community facility (public house) thereby reducing the variety of locally based community facilities to the detriment of meeting the present and future social needs and aspirations of this rural community.”