A GOVERNMENT planning inspector has thrown out plans to open a micropub in part of a Saltaire convenience store.

Proposals to turn part of the Saltaire Local store, on Saltaire Road, into a 28 square metre pub were refused by Bradford Council earlier this year, with officers saying it would cause an “over-intensification in the use of the site,” and create extra noise and disturbance.

The micro pub would be just a few feet from The Salt Cellar pub and a short distance from Fanny's Ale House.

Applicant Garry Holmes lodged an appeal against the Council's decision, but that appeal has now also been refused by a planning inspector.

Secretary of State appointed Inspector Darren Hendley visited the site late last month, and has now released his decision.

He says the planned business would have inadequate space for "servicing and deliveries associated with the proposed use as a micro-pub, in particular in relation to the provision of kegs and barrels."

He also said the business would create noise problems for people living near the shop. His decision said: "I cannot conclude the proposal would not be unacceptable as regards noise and disturbance.

"I conclude that the proposal would have an unacceptable effect on the living conditions of the occupiers of the neighbouring residential properties on Saltaire Road, Melbourne Street and Elliott Street."