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To: Sefton Council Planning Dept.

Dear Mrs

I am contacting you on behalf of CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale)
Southport & West Lancashire Branch.  We in CAMRA are very concerned about
the loss of pubs in the UK, and recently 18 pubs per week have been closing.
The proposed application for the Plough Hotel at Rufford Road Crossens also
gives some concern, as the pub will be demolished and a number of private
dwellings will replace it.

The pub is a well-established building with a
strong support close by, and will be another community asset lost to the public,
following closely upon the recent closure of the London Hotel in Southport, and
a number also in neighbouring West Lancashire.

We are aware of the
National Planning Policy Framework and the Localism proposals, and we feel that
the closure of the Plough goes against some of the proposals contained within
those policies.

CAMRA is a strong supporter of our traditional pubs and
real cask conditioned beers, and we think that the application should be
rejected, and the pub offered for sale on a genuine free market at a sensible
price, thus giving an individual licensee a chance to re-establish and make a
success of the pub business.

We are therefore objecting to the planning
application, and I attach herewith our submission covering this which we
understand will be made public.  I am sending copies to the local councillors in
the hope that may be able to help in this matter.

I should appreciate an
acknowledgement that you have received this communication and I am also copying
the Planning Dept and logging the details onto the council website page covering
the details.

I thank you.

Mike Perkins

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