The Council has received a planning application for the Lion & Key public house on the corner of Leyton High Road and Church Road – ref 2010/1344. The Lion and Key has been closed for some time. It has had various owners who have tried to make a go of it but obviously failed.
The planning application is to turn the pub into a ‘Support and Living Centre’. This will include 9 self-contained flats ( 7x 1 bed, 2×2 bed ) together with the erection of part first and part second floor extensions, and installation of a dormer window and 4 rooflights.
More information on what a Support and Living Centre entails will be given when we get that information.
Local pubs are closing fast. Apart from the Lion and Key many other local pubs in the area have closed. The Oliver Twist, the Three Blackbirds, The Four Finches, The Hollybush and the one in Park Road that was opposite Riverley School, the name has failed me at present.
What with mobile phones, facebook and other social communications, people prefer to communicate and socialise by telephone and internet other than face to face in public houses. The access of cheap beer at supermarkets has not helped. Pubs are closing at a fast rate and our area is no exception.
Please note Planning applications received by the Council can be viewed at the councils reception at Development Management, Sycamore House at the back of the Town Hall Complex, Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 4JF between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. A duty Planning Officer will be available between 10am and 4.00pm to explain the plans and answer any quries. Any objections need to be made before 14th of November to the above address.