by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 19 August, 2016
Following a consultation with residents in the Sutton Green area, your local councillors have sent a response to Historic England to de-list this pub, part of which was built in the early 19th century and is a grade II listed building.
Our submission is here.
The pub was formerly called the Cricketers, and dates from the time when cricket was regularly played on Sutton Green. The view of local councillors, along with that of local residents, is that the Prince Regent pub should not be de-listed. We believe this to be an asset of community value which has significant potential for community and social activities in that part of the High Street.
Moreover, given the Prince Regent pub is one of the last areas of antiquity in this part of the High Street, we would be very disappointed if it were to be de-listed. A focal part of our Local Authority’s plan for Sutton is to protect and enhance local heritage sites. We understand the need for housing developments too but not at any cost.
We attached to our response some of the emails and letters that we have received from local residents, voicing their opposition to the de-listing and their wish to preserve this important part of our local heritage.
The Council’s response to the consultation also asks that weight be given to the historic interest of the property.
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