Amble microbrewery and bar plans get green light
Plans to open a microbrewery in Amble have received the green light.
Chris Brewis of the Brewis Beer Co. intends to use the unit as a microbrewery with ancillary retail, but also wishes to install a bar to enable members of the public to drink on the premises.
It is also proposed to have an external seating area
A change of use application for the unit on the Coquet Enterprise Park has been approved by Northumberland County Council.
No objections were raised, although Amble Town Council raised concerns about the lack of toilet facilities, anti-social behaviour and the location being unsuitable for a micro pub.
Planning officer Jon Sharp, in his report, stated: ‘The concerns raised by the town council are noted however no issues have been raised by Public Health Protection in respect of contamination or potential for statutory nuisance.
‘The site is not isolated, being a short walk from residential areas to the north and west and from the recently opened Amble Inn to the south.
‘It is considered that the proposal represents an appropriate form of development that would not have a significant adverse impact on the street scene or the amenity of nearby residents.’
The proposed A4 use would take up approximately half of the 88 sq m unit, with the rest retained in business use.
The microbrewery had previously operated from a garage.
To find out more about the business and find local stockists visit www.brewisbeer.co.uk