Friday 28 May 2010

Email from J Clarkson

We received today, Friday the 28th of May, this email from J. Clarkson on behalf of Sale Hotel LLP:

The owners of The Sale Hotel are pleased to announce that they have agreed to sell the building and the adjoining car park to Greene King PLC, a national public house/restaurant operator.

It is Greene King’s intention to spend approximately £850,000 on the refurbishment of the building, which they intend to operate under their Hungry Horse format. In this regard a Premises Licence Application was made to Trafford on 18.05.2010.

For further information about Greene King and the Hungry Horse format please visit the following websites:

Wednesday 26 May 2010

Clarification regarding sale conditions

The owners of the Sale Hotel have confirmed that there is currently a restrictive covenant in place regarding the future use of the Sale Hotel. This restrictive covenant was put in place by the previous owners and will remain in force until June 2011. What will happen after this is unclear.

THS has been informed there have been a number of parties interested in purchasing the Sale Hotel ranging from public house/restaurant owners to people wishing to restore the building to its original use as a private dwelling. Interested parties may need to clarify different permissions, such as planning permission and licence premises application, depending on their wishes for future use and it is THS's understanding that a number of interested parties would need to seek
various permissions.

THS understands a decision has been made to sell the property to a public house/restaurant operator. As stated above, there is currently a restrictive covenant in force. However, an application for a premises/club premises licence was submitted to Trafford Council on 18th May, regarding which people are able to comment by writing to The Licensing Manager, Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford, M32 0YJ within 28 days of the application.

Thursday 20 May 2010

What next?

The Campaigners to Save the Sale Hotel were led to believe that the building could never be used again as a licenced premises for contractual reasons. Local residents were pleased that this would be the case. Following upon the news that an application has been made to the Local Authority, residents have approached Trafford Heritage Society to ask how this could happen. THS has offered to listen to these concerns and to gauge the weight of feeling against the Sale Hotel re-opening as a club. Some concern has already been expressed that a licenced club will cause an unacceptable level of noise nuisance.

Wednesday 5 May 2010

'This town has been sold to Tesco'

Guardian - 05/05/2010

"...This is what happened in Trafford in March, when a 168,000 sq ft store and accompanying development was granted planning permission, although an application for an 89,000 sq ft store on the same site was refused in 2006. The difference is that this time the redevelopment of Lancashire county cricket club is part of the scheme..."

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