Empty village pub in Great Braxted listed as community asset

Braintree and Witham Times: The DuCane Arms is currently up for let The DuCane Arms is currently up for let

Villagers could have the right to bid to buy their pub after parish councillors successfully applied to have it listed as a community asset.

The DuCane Arms, in Tiptree Road, Great Braxted, closed in December last year.

It remains empty and Barking Dogs, the current freehold owners, have applied for planning permission to change it into a house.

Great Braxted Parish Council has not objected to the application, which Maldon District Council has yet to make a decision on.

But it successfully applied to the district council to list the pub as a community asset, on the grounds it ”furthers the social wellbeing or social interests of the local community.”

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9:49am Sun 29 Dec 13

Jack222 says...

Since when is having a place for consuming alcohol (and often well beyond the limit) - with all its medical risks - a community asset?
Since when is having a place for consuming alcohol (and often well beyond the limit) - with all its medical risks - a community asset? Jack222

6:25pm Sun 29 Dec 13

e5mitch says...

Sell it & divide the money between the community then.
Sell it & divide the money between the community then. e5mitch

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