Michael Barker has submitted plans to bring Chorley a new micropub, Mr.Barker plans to convert the former  ‘Parky’s Sandwich Bar’, which is located nearby the Shepherd’s Hall Ale House.

Mick Clark, communications officer for Lancashire CAMRA said:

“I think it’s a good thing in that we’re losing so many pubs, these micro pubs are managing to take their place.

“Nobody wants to lose any pubs at all and some are quite mindless alterations – from licensed premises to the usual story, if you see a pub, knock it down and let’s change it into flats.

“Around the Interchange we’re already going to be losing a pub on the corner due to the ill considered idea for a youth zone. They could have achieved the same thing at a fraction of the costs and still met their objectives.”

He continued: “I know the Shepherds Hall Alehouse across the way welcome it, as I’m sure the other pubs in the area do.

“It brings people into that part of town and from a community point of view, people don’t have to walk very far from the Interchange.

“It’s worth pointing out, it’s not a new thing, it’s centuries old, going back to what pubs used to be like generations ago.

“It’s shows Chorley’s a thriving place and this new micro pub won’t be the last, I’m sure.”

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