A new micropub could get the green light to open in the North East despite fears from a neighbouring dog grooming salon that its animals could be harassed by drunks.
Two nearby businesses are opposing plans to open the pub at the Primrose Yard, in Newbiggin Lane, Westerhope, claiming that it could have a ‘huge negative impact’ on the area.
But, according to chroniclelive.co.uk, Newcastle City Council is expected to grant planning permission for the project today – described by supporters as ‘an excellent idea for the local community’.
A report from local authority officers concludes that there is ‘no evidence’ that the new pub would spark a rise in anti-social behaviour.
But an objection lodged with the council from the Adorable Paws grooming salon raises concerns for its dogs, and that glass and cigarette butts could soon litter the area.
The groomer adds: “My salon windows directly face the micropub and I pride myself on nothing being hidden away so my customers know their dogs are safe and nothing untoward is happening to them. The potential impact this micropub could have on my customers being put off coming to my salon because of anti-social/intimidating behaviour or dealing with drunk people trying to pet their dog for example.”
The neighbouring Lucy Hair and Tan is also objecting.
The report to members of the council’s planning committee states that a pub would ‘not be at odds’ with the character of the area and ‘would not generate noise and activity that would impact upon local residents’ amenity’, the Chroncle reports.