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To: Westminster Council

Save The Salt House Abbey Rd!

Save The Salt House Abbey Rd!

Please don't allow change of use of The Salt House, a beautiful local pub on the famous Abbey rd.

Why is this important?

The Salt House has been a public house since 1872 and has now been sold to property developers who wish to turn it into luxury flats and offices.This is such a sadly familiar story in London. We have to stop developers tearing apart what gives London it's pulse and character.

The Salt House is one of the few remaining local pubs in the area and has many long term regulars who love it dearly. It is also home for the key staff members and their family who live above it and a secure job for many more.
It would be a travesty if this beautiful Victorian pub was granted change of use and disappeared after over a century and a half.

Abbey Road, London NW8 0AE

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Reasons for signing

  • We need a place for our community to meet, eat and drink. The pub and outdoor seating area offered this in a family friendly environment
  • I was a regular user of the pub.
  • Its a shame quality of life comes to nil


2018-03-30 12:26:20 +0100

Hi All,

The developer has put in the planning application. You can view it on the Westminster planning application page here:
The reference is:18/02058/FULL
You will see from the plans that they make reference to the first floor being staff accommodation, this is not true, it is the function room for the pub and the washing area for the restaurant. This requires change of use which would affect the running of a pub.

It appears from this application that they are keeping the ground floor a pub, however so far they have made it difficult for anyone to take on the lease by putting in impossible terms and as far as the local campaign group is aware they have no-one to run the pub. Several offers were put in to run it but nothing agreed. This could spell the end of the pub for good. It is imperative that everyone makes their objections to this planning application.

Thanks for the support.

2017-12-04 13:43:56 +0000

Let's keep sharing and try and push this up to 2000 signatures!

UPDATE: Sadly, the pub will now close on the 24th December. The developers have not been in touch and refused to comment to Ham & High on their plans for the pub. They clearly have no intention of keeping any current staff on or continuing the pub as it is. We have been given the impression, however, that they will convert most of the building into luxury flats, perhaps keeping a very small section at the front as a pub or bar, which is often the thin wedge of permanent closure of a pub once the flats above are sold.
Karen Buck and the St Johns Wood Society are working with us to do what we can to stop this happening. As of 4th Dec they have not yet applied for planning permission, you can keep an eye on it and object as soon as they do here:

Thanks for all your support so far.

2017-11-21 07:36:37 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2017-11-12 10:27:32 +0000

500 signatures reached

2017-11-10 19:52:34 +0000

100 signatures reached

2017-11-10 18:50:48 +0000

50 signatures reached

2017-11-10 17:42:59 +0000

25 signatures reached

2017-11-10 17:05:52 +0000

10 signatures reached