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Update – March 2020

In our last update we encouraged those who wished to comment on the planning application to submit their comments. That planning application was refused on the back of the objections received by the planning department and its non compliance with numerous planning policies. A huge thank you to all those who took the time to object to the application and continue to support the project to get the Golden Lion back up and running as a community pub and hub. The committee has approached the owner once again via the selling agents, to see if the planning refusal has had […]

Planning Application Comments

Following on from the Public Meeting which took place on 22nd January we would like to remind you that you still have time to comment on the recent Planning Application. You can use the link below to go directly to the application on the Cheshire West and Chester website; go to the comments tab and follow the instructions. Please note that you should make your comments by the 9th February. If you were unable to attend the public meeting you can download the presentation and minutes here:

Golden Lion Planning Application

We, as the Ashton Hayes Community Hub Limited, a registered Community Benefit Society (CBS), Reg No 7662, wish to object to the planning application No 19/04165/OUT, this is listed as a Hybrid application – Full planning permission for the conversion of the former Golden Lion public house and Outline application for the Residential development comprising 2 dwellings on adjacent land at; The Golden Lion Public House, Kelsall Road, Ashton Hayes, Chester, Cheshire, CH3 8BH. The residents of Ashton Hayes feel so strongly about retaining the Golden Lion as  going concern and maintaining this much missed, highly valuable community asset that […]

Notice of Public Meeting

Wednesday 22nd January 2020 7pm to 9pm at Ashton Hayes Primary School Find out about the latest planning application for the Golden Lion Meeting arranged by the Parish Council so they can better understand your views and represent them Also invited are the owner / applicant and his agent, the Council and the Golden Lion Pub Group Plans can be viewed in the Parish Rooms on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th January from 10am to 2pm also at the Pavilion Cafe between 2pm and 4pm both days  

Update – December 2019

Please find below a notice released by Ashton Hayes Parish Council A new planning application has been submitted for the Golden Lion site which would seem to be similar to the one that was refused by CWaC 6 years ago. It proposes that the building be converted into dwellings and that two more houses are built on land at the far end of the car park. For full details of the application go onto the Cheshire West and Chester website Under planning open ‘simple search’, under ‘status’ select ‘current’ and enter ‘Golden Lion’ If you wish to comment on […]

Update – September 2019

Update on Progress Whilst there isn’t very much progress to report at this time it is encouraging that Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWaC) are currently planning to take the matter of a compulsory purchase action forward to the relevant committee for it to be carefully considered. The report, produced by CWaC officers, is based on the case information supplied by the Ashton Hayes Community Hub Committee (AHCH), it will be shared with elected CWaC members and if more information or reassurance is required then we will be in a position to support this if needed. AHCH will keep you […]