Reigate residents have won a battle to save a local pub and potentially protect it from being redeveloped.
The Three Horseshoes at Ironsbottom has now been listed as an ‘Asset of Community Value’ following a campaign by the Horseshoes Action Group, the local parish council and the MP Crispin Blunt.
Mr Blunt says, “this decision substantially increases the chances of the site now being reused as a public house.
“The Three Horseshoes has been an integral part of the Sidlow community for many years.
“Residents and community groups have used it as a focal point to meet up with friends and family and also to hold meetings.
“In many ways it has acted as a local social hub. I am therefore delighted by this news and hope it will return to its former use in the near future.”
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