The Ravensbury Arms is an important community asset and we have welcomed recent investment following a long period of closure.
It is all the more disappointing, therefore, to report proposals for development on the site which will damage Metropolitan Open Land.
We have strongly objected to plans to erect eight timber “shisha cabins”, each with their own television and lighting. These are located in the green land alongside the existing pub. This is designated as Metropolitan Open Land which gives it the same protection as Green Belt and where inappropriate development can only be permitted in “very special circumstances”.
The site is visually part of Mitcham Common, wooded and adjacent to the golf course.
Our comments – Ravensbury Arms – shisha cabins July 16