PLANNING approval has been given for a new micropub in Keighley town centre.

Bradford Council has given the go-ahead for the conversion of the former 2nd Time Around charity shop, at 62 Cavendish Street. The charity has relocated to a unit in Low Street.

Adam Hirson submitted the application for the micropub, which he said would bring more people to the street.

Council planning officers said the new business would “add to the variety of uses and therefore the attractiveness of the street” and would “bring an existing dead frontage back into productive use”.

Just before Christmas another micropub and gin bar, The Hop On Worth, opened in Cavendish Street and is proving hugely popular.

“More interest is being generated in the nighttime economy – which is good,” said Paul Howard, manager of Keighley Business Improvement District.