CHATHAM

Revised flat plans for Hen and Chicks pub on Luton High Street, Chatham

20 May 2024In Chatham1 Minutes
The former Hen and Chicks pub on Luton High Street. Photo: Google Maps

Plans to turn Chatham’s Hen and Chicks pub into flats have been resubmitted.

The pub would be restored and extended to become 10 one-bed flats.

A previous planning application, submitted last March and later withdrawn, asked permission for six flats.

An architect's impression showing how Hen and Chicks could look. Photo: Gill Sterling

The latest plans include a communal garden and 12 cycle parking spaces, although no car parking is proposed.

Hen and Chicks was originally built in 1702 as a farmhouse and turned into a pub in 1746.

It became a local landmark that was popular with residents until it permanently closed in 2019.

The pub was then put on the market and sold for £252,000 three years later in February 2022.

The proposed layout of the Hen and Chicks development. Photo: Gill Sterling

A decision on the planning application is due by 15 August.

Residents can submit a representation in favour or against the plans online.

View the plans on Medway Council’s Planning Portal here or by searching MC/24/0514.