Clive Efford MP

Clive Efford - A Strong Voice for Eltham and Plumstead

Save The Dutch House

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Update 23 August:  I have heard reports that the Dutch House has been sold and may be about to close.  To keep up to date with our campaign to save the pub, please register your details below.

UPDATE 31st October 2014: The Council has rejected the plans to turn the Dutch House into a McDonalds. However, McDonalds can appeal the decision within the next 6 months - so we may need your support again - sign the petition below and we will keep you updated.

There is a new planning application to turn the Dutch House pub in Mottingham Road, near the Horn Park Estate, into a drive-through McDonalds open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

If you would like to help save the Dutch House then email your objections to Jacob.jaarsma@royalgreenwich.gov.uk by the 28th October. It would be helpful if you could also send a copy of your email to me clive@cliveefford.org.uk.

Clive has written to the Council to demand that this application is turned down.  “The Dutch House is a vital community resource for the Horn Park Estate and further beyond.  It is vital that we protect community pubs like the Dutch House and I am working hard with local residents to do all that I can to ensure that the pub is saved.”

McDonalds failed with a similar application last year after a strong campaign from Clive and the local community.  “This new application is identical to the last one and I hope that it will be rejected again.  There is already a McDonalds less than 1,500m away at the Yorkshire Grey so I can see no reason for them to apply to close another pub in this way.”

A copy of Clive’s letter is available here.

Guidance for making an objection to the application to turn the Dutch House into a McDonalds restaurant.

It is important to address only planning issues:

  • Pub is a vital hub for local community and is now registered as an Asset of Community Value, giving it better protection.
  • Impact on local health, with primary school only 500m from site.  There is already a McDonalds restaurant at the Yorkshire Grey less than 1,500m away.
  • The Dutch House is locally listed as of architectural interest
  • Concern over traffic congestion and pedestrian safety crossing A20
  • This is an identical application to the one the Council rejected in 2013.
  • Loss of important community amenity for local events and clubs

Issues that cannot be considered as part of the planning process include: loss of view; loss of property value; or the character of an applicant

For more advice please contact me. 

Clive Efford MP, 132 Westmount Road SE9 1UT  020 8850 5744  clive@cliveefford.org.uk

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Reactions

signed 2014-10-30 10:42:32 +0000
It is totally unacceptable that McDonalds should again attempt to close down The Dutch House pub with an application apparently identical to the one rejected last year. This company has no interest at all in the local community and merely wants to impose its profit-motivated sales expansion beyond its existing outlets in the area.
signed 2014-10-30 09:43:39 +0000
We don’t need another McDonald’s… There’s a Drive thru within walking distance and several by car in 5-10 minutes. More importantly it’s a very very busy road and junction and this will cause more traffic problems and accidents!
signed 2014-10-30 09:22:29 +0000
signed 2014-10-30 08:56:48 +0000
No more Macdonalds please!!!
signed 2014-10-30 08:33:04 +0000
Please please let there not be another McDonalds. There is already an enormous one very close by. This is a lovely old pub with some character.
signed 2014-10-30 02:39:26 +0000
signed 2014-10-30 00:29:37 +0000
With Macdonalds at both the top and bottom of Eltham Hill (within about 1/2 mile) the last thing needed here is another one.
posted about this on Facebook 2014-10-29 20:44:55 +0000
Sign the petition: Save The Dutch House
signed 2014-10-29 20:44:03 +0000
signed 2014-10-27 16:05:30 +0000
signed 2014-10-27 13:24:40 +0000
The Dutch House has been there a long while, I used to frequent it in the 60’s, we do not need another McDonalds.

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