The Hawley Arms faces planning red tape
According to local paper the Camden New Journal, the favourite indie watering hole in north London is facing a mammoth renovation task to reopen, with main opposition from the Town Hall‘s planning department.
Licensee Ruth Mattram revealed her anger at the difficulties she has faced, arguing: “I would have expected Camden to be more supportive to us and to [the people of] Camden.”
It is reported that the hold-up is due to Camden questioning some of the latest designs.
Mottram hit back at the queries, saying: “We’re not trying to reinvent the wheel. Our intention is to bring it back as it was.”