PLANS to open a craft beer shop in a Chester village have been given the green light.

The proposal for the vacant Manor House premises in Church Street, Tarvin, was rubber stamped by Cheshire West and Chester Council today.

The change of use planning application for a mixed-use independent craft beer shop and tasting room was put forward by Mr Adam Crimes.

The premises was previously used as aromatherapy rooms.

The store would be open Monday and Thursday, 2-8pm, Friday and Saturday, 1-8pm, and Sunday from 2-8pm.

In the planning application, it states that the business will be a "a quiet, neighbourhood bottle shop showcasing the best of British craft beers for take away with a small area for tastings with fellow enthusiasts in the community."

The plans were backed by Tarvin Parish Council.

In a report recommending approval, council case officer Angela Wrigley states: "The application seeks planning permission for the sale of craft beers but would provide for drinking on site in the form of tasting sessions on the premises.

"The premises sits below some residential properties within the Manor House and as such the proposal could have the potential for some noise generation given that the proposal would allow for the consumption of alcohol on the premises.

"This is likely to occur where customers using and leaving the premises later in the evening may be noisier than if the premises was only making alcohol sales for off-site consumption.

"In this instance the premises is limited in its capacity to accommodate large numbers of customers, and as the proposal is for a mixed use which would be largely retail based sales, it would require a separate planning application for a change of use solely to a drinking establishment; similarly the installation of equipment generating noise including ventilation and air conditioning would also require a separate planning permission.

"It is considered subject to a condition to restrict the opening hours until 9pm, the proposal would not result in a significant adverse impact upon the residential amenity of the occupiers of existing properties."