Latest Update 15 January 2021
It has been another disappointing year as we have not been able to purchase the pub for the village. We still have the funds to buy the pub at the market value, but the current owner continues to ask for a very unrealistic price. It is of course the owners right not to sell despite initiating negotiations in the first place.
Sadly, the Pub has been closed for most of 2020, in part, due to the Covid-19 epidemic. Once Government advises that pubs can open again the Storey Arms should be re-opened.
If the owner does not wish to re-open, but wishes to carry on living there, we have been advised that he will need to apply for a Change of Use from a business premises to a domestic residence. The Storey Arms is listed as an Asset of Community Value (ACV), and the OCPL has the funds to buy the Storey Arms to retain it in its current use as a village pub. We are therefore confident that getting a change of use for the Storey Arms would be very difficult.
We have also received advice that the funds we have to purchase and renovate the pub will continue to be available indefinitely and therefore we continue to hope that the OCPL will be successful in buying the pub for the village at some point in the future.
“I have so many questions!”
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