Public inquiry will be held to decide future of historic Athlone House

A public inquiry will be held to determine the future of Athlone House on Hampstead Heath. Picture:

A public inquiry will be held to determine the future of Athlone House on Hampstead Heath. Picture: Michael Hammerson - Credit: Archant

A public inquiry will be held to decide the future of Athlone House as owners pursue their bid to demolish the historic mansion.

The owners of Athlone House want to knock it down and replace it with an eight-bedroom mansion

The owners of Athlone House want to knock it down and replace it with an eight-bedroom mansion - Credit: TBC

Yesterday Camden Council confirmed it had been notified of an appeal lodged with the Planning Inspectorate.

It follows the decision last month to refuse planning permission to knock down Athlone House and replace it with a palatial eight-bedroom mansion.

Campaigners fighting to stop the demolition have appealed to residents to make their concerns known to the Planning Inspectorate by the deadline of September 30.

Visit www.pcs.planningportal.gov.uk/pcsportal/ for more information.