East London music venue The George Tavern has been given the chance to appeal against plans to build luxury flats next to it, which could lead to it being shut down.
The last eight years have seen 35% of London’s smaller venues get shut down – many as a result of such developments being built on their doorstep – and now the 600 year old, Grade II listed George is at risk.
“We’re ecstatic that we’ve been given another chance to make our case to the Court of Appeal,” says landlady Pauline Forster. “As well as fighting for our own future, we’re fighting for the future of live music in London and across the country. We desperately need a common sense approach to planning and music venues and hope that a successful outcome for us can lead the way for other pubs and venues who are having to deal with inappropriate property development.
“We need your signature to help us demonstrate how important music venues like the George are! By adding your name you’ll not only be supporting our fight for live music to remain at the George, but for all music venues and other cultural hubs. Thank you x”
Help The George Tavern (any many other venues) from closing down by signing the petition here.