A NEW micropub in Keighley town centre would "add to the attractiveness" of a busy street - according to planning officers.

An application to turn 62 Cavendish Street from a charity shop to a new "shabby chic" bar was approved by Bradford Council last week.

Adam Hirson has submitted the application for the 49 square metre micropub after previous occupiers 2nd Time Around moved to a unit on Low Street.

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His application said: "The main thrust of the business is to operate as a craft beer and real ale establishment as a rustic, shabby chic themed bar, as this is considered to be a unique business opportunity for Keighley.

“By promoting change on this part of Cavendish Street, the proposal will serve to stimulate activity in this part of the street to compliment adjacent retail activity and promote early evening patronage in the area, which currently tends to close-down after 5pm.”

Officers said the new business would "add to the variety of uses and therefore the attractiveness of the street. It would bring an existing dead frontage back into productive use."

A condition of the approval is that the business can only open between 8am and midnight.

Another empty unit on Cavendish Street was recently converted into a micropub, called Hop on Worth.