Pulham St Mary Pub petition to be debated

The Kings Head Inn

The Kings Head Inn - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2015

A petition asking for a south Norfolk pub building to be compulsorily purchased so it can be owned by the community is to be discussed by councillors.

On Monday night a full meeting of South Norfolk Council will receive a petition asking for it to investigate buying the Kings Head Inn in Pulham St Mary.

The move comes after the building's landlord Graham Scott lost permission in October to tear down the building so 18 homes could be built there.

Residents had objected to the demolition plan for the pub, which has been closed since 2007.

As part of a campaign to save the building the petition was set up.

It states: 'To support the re-opening of a vital local community asset, we the undersigned petition South Norfolk Council to investigate the compulsory purchase of the Kings Head Inn to buy that estate outright, with the understanding that any compulsory purchase would be subject to an agreement, to be formed between South Norfolk Council and the residents of Pulham St Mary, to allow the transfer of the site to the residents of Pulham St Mary to re-open the premises under community ownership and to compensate South Norfolk Council for the costs of undertaking the purchase.'