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February 22, 2021

Empty unit in Blackpool to be transformed into community micropub

Proposals to convert an empty shop into a micropub have been approved by Blackpool Council.

The scheme will see a unit on Church Street, near the junction with Liverpool Road, brought back into use.

Applicant Paul Higham said in his submission he wanted to create a “community bar which is not noisy” where people can “meet up and feel safe”.

Town hall planners, who approved the application using their delegated powers, said the investment “would bring a currently vacant property into beneficial use and patrons of the premises may support other shops and services in the immediate vicinity.”

Their report added: “Socially, the scheme would make a positive contribution to the neighbourhood with the opportunity for social interaction.

“As such it would support the council’s regeneration objectives for the area.”

The plan is for the venue to operate from 11am to 11pm under normal circumstances, although this remains dependent on COVID-19 measures being lifted.

There will be around 30 seats, with room for more if needed, and they will serve real cask ales and ciders as well as spirits and wines.

The initial application submitted to Blackpool Council said: "We think that a micropub in this area would be beneficial not only to the residents in the surrounding area, but also to other businesses nearby.

"We aim to be an asset to the local community, not a hindrance."

Article reproduced with thanks to LancsLive
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