I hope these fuckers are made to rebuild it, brick by brick.
Carlton Tavern was sold last year to CLTX before they put in a planning application to Westminster Council for the building to be demolished and replaced with a pub at ground level and 10 residential units over four floors.
The plans were rejected on the basis that the bulk, height and detailed design of the new development “would be detrimental to the view from the adjacent Maida Vale Conservation Area and view from the nearby recreation ground where it was a gateway to the park.
Gary White, from Elgin Avenue, Maida Vale, said: “Maybe they think by demolishing it they can get their planning permission through quicker.”
Maida Vale councillor Jan Prendergast added: “They do not have permission to do this. I am absolutely furious.
“The council will take very strong measures against them. It’s not safe and I’m appalled for the residents who live here.”
A council spokeswoman confirmed to the Times the demolition had taken place without permission and enforcement officers had attended the scene once they were alerted.
She added: “The council will be seeking legal advice concerning whether any future action is legally possible.
“Pubs play an important role in our local community.”