PLANS for a new wine bar in Abertillery have been approved by councillors
Mr J Harvey of Six Bells, had lodged a planning application with Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council to convert three buildings in Abertillery town centre into a wine bar.
To do this, a change of use planning application to have the buildings registered as A3 type premises that can sell hot food and drink was needed.
Councillors at the borough council’s planning committee discussed this application at their meeting in Thursday, September 2.
Blaenau Gwent’s development management team manager, Eirlys Hallett explained the proposal.
Mrs Hallett said: “The premises have been vacant for quite a long time, and they are in a poor state of repair.
“The proposal is to amalgamate what was 18 and 19 Market Street and 11 Commercial Street which is a former butcher’s shop, and make them into one unit.”
Mrs Hallet told councillors that the access into the premises would be off Commercial Street and it was intended to have the wine bar on two levels.