Thumbs up for micro-brewery in town

A WAREHOUSE in Kettering is set to be converted into a micro-brewery after the borough council gave the move the green light.

A planning application to change the use of the building in Lindsay Street was approved by planners last month.

It means the brewing of 800 litres of beer will be allowed from the premises on every operating day.

The brewery will be a 6.5-barrel plant and operate twice a week.

The process of making the beer will include the mashing in and boiling of the wort in the copper.

There was one letter of objection to the plan from one nearby resident.

The objection was about the potential noise disturbance, increased traffic and loss of privacy.

But planning officers dismissed the objections.

In a report following the decision development officer Chris Rose said he believed the proposed use of the site would generate no more traffic or noise than what came from the site already.

He also believed the brewery would not result in the loss of privacy to neighbouring sites.