Application approved for Newport’s first Micropub

Application approved for Newport’s first Micropub

A FORMER computer shop in Clytha Park Road, Newport, is to be converted into a Micropub.

The empty shop will become the city’s first-ever ‘micro-pub’, a one-room pub with a focus on locally-produced drinks and no televisions or electronic entertainment, after a planning application was granted.

The application was discussed at a meeting of Newport City Council’s Planning Committee yesterday, Wednesday, where members were generally in favour of the idea, but also raised issues such as a lack of a designated space for smokers.

Stow Hill ward member Cllr Miqdad Al-Nuaimi said: “It’s a nice idea bit it’s in the wrong place.”

But Marshfield ward member Cllr Richard White said: “I don’t think this will have the impact people are afraid of.

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