SAVE THE CABINET AT REED

Welcome to the campaign to save the 400-year old Cabinet

pub in the village of Reed in Hertfordshire.

The Cabinet is a Grade II listed building, the last pub in the village, and the only pub in the country bearing the name.   Reed is a lively and expanding community, and the closure of its pub has been deeply felt not only by village residents but also by the many customers who used to travel to frequent this beautiful and successful pub. The Cabinet closed in 2011 following an unfortunate incident of misappropriation of funds.  It was registered as an Asset of Community Value soon afterwards.  Despite approaches to the then owners by various financially credible parties to buy or rent it to run as a pub, it remained closed until 2015, when it was sold at auction to the present owner, a property developer, at a price significantly higher than its value as a pub.  The developer turned it into a house without planning permission or listed building consent.  Notwithstanding complaints from neighbours and from the Parish Council, the planning authority, North Hertfordshire District Council, took no action to protect The Cabinet from these damaging alterations.  When the developer applied for planning permission and listed building consent  retrospectively, it generated a huge public response.  Some 90 written objections were submitted, and the Save the Cabinet Action group was formed to co-ordinate activities to save the last pub in Reed. On 20 July 2017, elected councillors at North Hertfordshire District Council refused planning permission for change of use.  The original listed building application has yet to be determined.  A new, retrospective listed building application was submitted a few days before the change of use decision.  The developer has appealed against refusal of permission for change of use.  The appeal will be heard by way of a Public Inquiry on 6-8 November 2018.   The battle to reclaim the last pub in Reed Village goes on. Meanwhile the Action Group needs to raise funds urgently to help meet the costs of resisting the appeal.  Please help if you can.  You can donate online here or read more about supporting the campaign, including other ways to donate, here.

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The Save The Cabinet Action Group

The Action Group was founded in September 2016.  Its aim is to preserve The Cabinet, the last pub in the village of Reed in Hertfordshire. The immediate aim is to resist the current planning applications for change of use and listed building consent, including the appeal against refusal.  In due course we aim to restore the building and re-open it as a pub. Contact Us

SAVE THE CABINET AT REED

Welcome to the campaign to save

the 400-year old Cabinet pub in the

village of Reed in Hertfordshire.

The Cabinet is a Grade II listed building, the last pub in the village, and the only pub in the country bearing the name.   Reed is a lively and expanding community, and the closure of its pub has been deeply felt not only by village residents but also by the many customers who used to travel to frequent this beautiful and successful pub. The Cabinet closed in 2011 following an unfortunate incident of misappropriation of funds.  It was registered as an Asset of Community Value soon afterwards.  Despite approaches to the then owners by various financially credible parties to buy or rent it to run as a pub, it remained closed until 2015, when it was sold at auction to the present owner, a property developer, at a price significantly higher than its value as a pub.  The developer turned it into a house without planning permission or listed building consent.  Notwithstanding complaints from neighbours and from the Parish Council, the planning authority, North Hertfordshire District Council, took no action to protect The Cabinet from these damaging alterations.  When the developer applied for planning permission and listed building consent  retrospectively, it generated a huge public response.  Some 90 written objections were submitted, and the Save the Cabinet Action group was formed to co-ordinate activities to save the last pub in Reed. On 20 July 2017, elected councillors at North Hertfordshire District Council refused planning permission for change of use.  The original listed building application has yet to be determined.  A new, retrospective listed building application was submitted a few days before the change of use decision.  The developer has appealed against refusal of permission for change of use.  The appeal will be heard by way of a Public Inquiry on 6-8 November 2018.   The battle to reclaim the last pub in Reed Village goes on. Meanwhile the Action Group needs to raise funds urgently to help meet the costs of resisting the appeal.  Please help if you can.  You can donate online here or read more about supporting the campaign, including other ways to donate, here.

SAVE OUR VILLAGE PUB!

© Save the Cabinet Action group 2017 

NEXT POP-UP PUB NIGHT

SATURDAY 28 JULY

The Save The Cabinet Action Group

The Action Group was founded in September 2016.  Its aim is to preserve The Cabinet, the last pub in the village of Reed in Hertfordshire. The immediate aim is to resist the current planning applications for change of use and listed building consent, including the appeal against refusal.  In due course we aim to restore the building and re-open it as a pub. Contact Us