Chesterfield micro-pub gets the go-ahead

An application to open a '˜micro-pub' on a Chesterfield estate has been given the go-ahead by council chiefs.

Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 1:08 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:59 am
The former takeaway unit at Breckland Road in Walton.

The new ale-house will be situated in a unit formerly occupied by a takeaway on the Walton shops complex on Breckland Road.

The proposal was given the green light by councillors on February 20, after being recommended for approval by planning officers.

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Breckland Road shops, Walton.

A 162-signature petition had been lodged in opposition to the plan, with local councillors Alexis Diouf, Vickey-Anne Diouf and Nick Redihough adding their support to it.

However, after receiving further information from the applicant, the three councillors withdrew their objections.

Other residents took to social media to defend the idea, with many arguing it could be a positive thing for the area.

They also suggested fears that the pub could be a source of anti-social behaviour were absurd.

Breckland Road shops, Walton.

In recommending the plan, officers said there were no legitimate planning reasons why the proposal should not be supported.

For more on this story, see next week’s Derbyshire Times.