Crouchenders bid to protect Earl Haig pub from developers

Fans of the Earl Haig Hall in Crouch End – which closed down as a pub in January – have applied for it to be locally listed and become an Asset of Community Value.

This comes as a developer has held pre-application planning discussions with Haringey Council with a view to opening a nursery on the site.

Crouch End Neighbourhood Forum, who made the listing application, say it is a pre-emptive strike against the developers who they fear could use planning loopholes to turn the old British Legion building into housing.

An agent marketing the property for its new owners Max Barney Estates told the Ham&High that “an unnamed company” had agreed to move into the building – subject to planning consent.

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