It can be difficult for pubs to stay viable. A lot have closed. So it’s not unusual that there’s a planning application in to convert the Punchbowl at Paglesham into an ordinary residential house.
Paglesham Parish council have objected strongly to:
“the proposed loss of an very important local social amenity and one ofthe focal points of Paglesham Church”
“the proposed loss of this important tourist amenity, which will no longerbe available for the present and future growth of tourism in Paglesham generally and in particular at Paglesham Church”
“The change in use of this well established public house to residentialuse would lead to the loss of an important local social amenity as wellas the loss of a tourist amenity and would if allowed result in the loss oflocal rural employment contrary to paragraphs 28 and 70 of theNational Planning Policy Framework detrimental to local communityinterests.”