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October 18, 2021

Little Sutton micropub opens after planning permission granted by council

Plans to open a micropub in Little Sutton, Cheshire, have been given the green light. As a result, the new venue poured its first pint on Monday, October 11.

The Crafty Tavern submitted a change of use application for 335 Chester Road at the end of May.

Planning permission was granted by Cheshire West and Chester Council on September 30.

The premises, which was previously occupied by Full House Furniture who have continued trading online, will be open from 5.30pm until 10.30pm, Monday to Friday, 2.30-11pm on Saturday, and 2.30-9.30pm on Sunday and Bank Holidays.

The new micropub business secured a temporary events licence in August which has enabled it to sell alcohol for off-site consumption through takeaway or delivery.

Reacting to the news that it has now obtained planning consent, The Crafty Tavern posted on its Facebook page: "Well, we have some very important news for you all.

"We have had planning permission approved; this was the last step needed to open up fully!

"Which means we are opening as a full bar to serve one of our twelve draft beers! Plus, you can sit in and drink any of our cans and bottles also (no extra cost).

"The most important thing everyone is asking us, when! Well, all being well and no hiccups between now and then, we will open from 5.30pm Monday 11 October 2021.

"Don't forget we are open limited hours for takeaways until then."

In a report recommending approval, council case officer Lyndsay Shinner said: "Proposed change of use to a drinking establishment described as a small scale micropub.

"No live music, fruit machines or TV would be installed. There would be quiet background music played.

"No chillers or air conditioning units are required.

"Neighbour notifications letters were sent to neighbouring residences and a site notice was displayed on the site.

"Representations have been received concerning the need for appropriate litter management and potential impact on residential amenity.

"The premises and use are considered, in principle, to be consistent with the scale and function of the local retail centre.

"A noise assessment has been submitted to consider the impacts from the proposed use on the residential unit above at the request of the Environmental Protection Team.

"The applicant has confirmed that the proposed noise mitigation has been fully implemented in accordance with the report with double the amount of insulation installed beneath the floorboards of the flat above than that suggested and new ceiling tiles with increased density.

"The Environmental Protection Team accept the results of the report and have raised no objection subject to conditions regarding opening and delivery times, control over music and waste.

"Based on the findings of the report, with this mitigation installed in excess of that identified as being required, it is considered that the proposed use would not result in a significant adverse impact upon residential amenity from noise and disturbance."

"We have had planning permission approved; this was the last step needed to open up fully!"
The Crafty Tavern micropub
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