Brigg Town Council has now given its views about the plan to establish a new licensed bar, creating 11 jobs, by converting a grade two building in the Market Place.
The Planning & Environment Committee, which held a 'virtual' meeting online earlier this week, discussed the scheme for the former HSBC bank premises and raised no objections to the application submitted.
However, the committee has told North Lincolnshire Council, which will now make the final decision, to note "that there would be serious concerns if traffic were seen to be accessing via the Market Place."
This is a reference to 22 parking spaces indicated on the plans, to be created to the rear of the development and beyond the archway off the pedestrianised Market Place.
The plans indicate creating a new 3-metre wide entrance from the Angel car park where a brick wall (pictured above) currently stands. This will be to the left of the wooden storage bins compound seen here. Currently, there is an expanse of foliage on the other side of the wall at the far end of the parking area beyond the archway adjoining the former bank which closed three years ago.
'Change of use' planning approval and listed building consent are being sought for a licenced bar at ground level and conversion of the upper floors to two apartments and a small office suite.
During the Town Council discussions, Town Mayor Coun Sharon Riggall supported the application but expressed some concerns about car parking. However, she thought the intention was to go through the rear wall near the Angel car park.
Committee chairman Coun Brian Parker, the Deputy Town Mayor, said Brigg needed new jobs; he had no problem with the plans.
Indicated in the scheme submitted are a beer garden, an outside seating area on the frontage in the Market Place, and an L-shaped bar, kitchen and three sets of toilets.