A New Abingdon Brewery?

Abingdon may get its very own micro brewery soon. Since the Morland brewery was bought by Greene King in 1999 and subsequently closed down and converted into flats, Abingdon has been without a commercial brewery.

Loose Cannon Brewery have applied for planning permission on the Ashville Trading Estate 6 Suffolk Way, Abingdon, OX14 5JX for Change of Use from B1/B8 to Class B2 for use as a micro brewery.

The application is from Loose Cannon Brewery, The Moorings, Wharfe Lane, Henley On Thames, Oxon RG9 2LL. This is a Limited company formed just over a year and a half ago on 11th December 2007. Company number 06450631. The directors are 27 year old William Laithwaite and Barbara Laithwaite. Barbara is a director of Direct Wines Limited, which operates Laithwaites Wines, the mail order wine company.

There are some Observations from the Environmental Health Team

Food and safety team: Commercial food businesses must register with this Authority at least 28 days prior to opening

Environmental protection team: Change of use to general B2 would not be acceptable in this location due to the proximity of residential area. Recommend use to be restricted to this specific use or development.

Scientific Officer: No comments

To view the planning permission in full, visit Vale of White Horse Planning and type in computer reference 09/01087/COU

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