Back in July Woking Borough Council determined that The Anchor was an asset of community value and this resulted in pub being included on the Council’s list of Assets of Community Value.
Premier Pubs Estate Limited, the owners of The Anchor, contested the decision and contacted WBC to seek a review of the decision to place The Anchor on the list of Assets of Community Value.
Now Woking Borough Council has published their decision.
‘I determine that The Anchor Inn should not have been included in the Council’s List of Assets of Community Value. This is on the basis that the nomination submitted in respect of The Anchor Inn was not a 2community nomination”, so the requirements of Section 89(1)(a) of the Localism Act 2011 have not bee satisfied.
The full wording of the review cab be found on the Council’s website.
This decision doe not immediately impact on the pubs opening hours, we will have to wait to see what Premier Pubs want to do with the building.