Plans submitted to create micro brewery in Aberchirder pub
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A planning application has been lodged to form a micro brewery in the New Inn in Aberchirder.
Applicant Gary Smith has submitted the proposal to Aberdeenshire Council through agent RJM Architectural Design.
Planning permission for internal alterations to the building and the addition of a micro brewery and flue is being sought.
The plans outline that the micro brewery would be situated at the rear of the Main Street property behind the existing function hall.
They also detail a proposed beer garden area which would have two sets of bi-folding doors leading to it from the hall and there would be access to it from the dining room through two double glazed doors.
The proposal includes installing a wood burning stove in the hall and alterations to the rooms on the first floor and its layout to create two guest suites
Scottish Water has indicated that is has no objection to the planning application and the local authority's roads department outlined it has no comments to make on the plans.
The application has one representation of support from a village resident who indicated they fully supported the initiative and the bar brewing its own beer would increase viability.
The application can be viewed on the council's planning website and comments can be made by Monday, May 24.