Diss micro pub bid is discussed by town council

PUBLISHED: 17:03 13 January 2016 | UPDATED: 17:03 13 January 2016

Diss station building including the former taxi office now up for rent.

Diss station building including the former taxi office now up for rent.

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2015

Plans for a Diss building to be converted into a micro pub have been given the seal of approval by Diss Town Council.

The owner of The Hoxne Brewery, Dan Steggles, submitted plans to South Norfolk Council in December to change the former taxi office at Diss Railway Station to a micro pub.

In the applications, he stated he wanted to ‘provide a place where customers can enjoy local ales, specialist brews and ciders’ and somewhere people could have a ‘conversation and interaction with the people who actually make the beer.’

The pub would not offer spirits, music system or a TV but would instead be a place to meet before or after travelling by train.

The planning committee at the town council said the application was a ‘positive use of space’.

A decision by South Norfolk Council will be made at a later date.

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