Historic Brigg pub looking to extend next door to make more room for drinkers
A popular Brigg pub is looking to buck the alarming trend of closures across the UK by adding an extension to provide more space for customers to enjoy a drink.
The historic Yarborough Hunt, in Bridge Street, is seeking planning permission to take over the property next door, No 48, to make the hostelry larger.
The go-ahead is being sought from North Lincolnshire Council by well-known brewer Tom Wood, of the Tom Wood Pub Company, of Melton Ross.
The proposal involves creating "two structural openings" between the pub and No 48 - at ground and first floor levels.
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Both are early 19th century listed buildings, but the scheme does not involving making any external alterations.
A small amount of decoration will need to be undertaken to the lounge area of No 48.
The council has been told the proposals "serve to support this growing business."
Allowing the business to grow on these premises "will further secure the useful life of these buildings and help to secure revenue which will maintain them through the future."
No 48 is currently classed as a residential dwelling.
The aim is to use "only a portion of the ground floor" to prove an additional public drinking area.
The remainder of the house will be given over to office and storage space "to support the running of the public house."
Both the buildings are within the Brigg Conservation Area.
Listed building consent for internal alterations to 48 Bridge Street is also being sought.
North Lincolnshire Council planners will welcome comments from interested members of the public until March 21.
A decision is unlikely to be made before mid-April.