The Rose Hill Tavern opened in the 1870s until its closure in 2014, when it’s PubCo owners put it up for sale and it was bought by property developers.
We were dismayed at the loss of one of Brighton’s loveliest looking and friendliest pubs.We got into action and got together to nominate it as an Asset of Community Value. Brighton Council agree, but we then had to fight an appeal against that decision to the Council (which we won) and then to a Judge in the legal tribunal set up to be the final stage (we won again). We then objected to the planning application the developers put in to the Council to turn the pub into 2 flats and in April, the Council Planning Committee rejected that application.
The pub is now back on the market, and using the powers under the Localism Act, we’ve lodged an intention to make a bid. A steering Committee is working on plans for the future - a community owned pub, or run in conjunction with a professional chain? Own the building, lease the pub? Whatever we plan, it’ll need a serious amount of money, and we’ll be doing a community share issue as part of it, so let us know if you’re interested, and what you’d be prepared to invest!
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