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New planning application to demolish the historic Raven Inn

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CAMPAIGNERS have issued a rallying cry after discovering a new planning application to demolish the historic Raven Inn public house at Glazebury, Warrington.

The Help Save the Raven group are calling on all supporters to mobilise again, following a new planning application for the Raven to be demolished and to build seven new properties on the site with car parking, landscaping and associated works.
Group spokesperson peter Sturman said: “We have been totally consistent in repeating our vehement opposition to the Raven being demolished. That position remains as strong, indeed stronger, than ever.
“The passage of time has not weakened our resolve. We are all much better prepared to fight this intended demolition.”
Campaigners previously were successful in having The Raven Inn listed as an Asset of Community Value and have also previously bud to buy the premises.
Mr Sturman added: “We now have the added impetus of the research revealing the Raven was a medieval water mill, before it became an inn. We also have the prospect of an archaeological dig, which we are currently progressing.
“The team is currently examining every aspect of the application and expects to submit detailed evidence to Warrington Borough Council in respect of what we consider to be a flawed application.
“We will be encouraging mass objections, as last time. Indeed some supporters have already submitted their objections.”
The period for objections is 21 days from 03.11.2020. The planning application number is 2020/37800.

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