Coventry & District

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

The Grapes gains Asset of Community Value status

Tuesday 25 June 2019

The Grapes has now been given 'Asset of Community Value' by Coventry City Council this is great news for the local people and all that took this task on. We wish them well in the next stage to help keep the Grapes as part of the local community

Update on The Grapes November 2019

Planning application for demolition and replacement with flats refused by Coventry City Council in May 2019. No appeal has yet been made against the refusal. The pubs was listed as an ACV in June 2019 and the owner has issued an 'intention to dispose' notice to Coventry CC. A company limited by guarantee run by a local businessman has made a request to be considered as a bidder. The ACV Moratorium ends on 10th March 2020.

Protecting pubs. Well run pubs play a pivotal role in local communities, but are increasingly under threat of demolition or being converted to another use by large developers with 29 pubs closing every week. As a pub lover and local campaigner, your first step to saving a pub from this fate is to list it as an 'Asset of Community Value'. You can do this even before a pub is under threat, which will give the pub added protection under planning law. Please note that ACV listings only apply to pubs across England. If you have already listed your pub as an ACV, visit our planning help and guidance page, for additional resources and support.

Pub Protection

Link to Coventry planning asset of community value

The Grapes Planning Application REFUSED

Link to planning portal