Lewisham Firkin brewery plan approved

Plans for a small brewery in Lewisham have been approved by Lewisham Council.

Plans for The Firkin brewery were submitted in April this year.

The pub is located to the rear of the Fox and Firkin on Lewisham High Street beside an extensive beer garden.

Initially the brewery will only serve the pub until production reaches a level that other pub s can be supplied.

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The news follows approval of a micro brewery and pub in Blackheath which was approved last week in a former bank.

You can read more about plans for the Green Goddess by clicking here.

Lewisham’s report into the Fox and Firkin brewery states:

  • The principle of the use of the site as a micro-brewery is acceptable. The proposed use would continue to provide employment opportunities at the site which is located in a sustainable location.
  • The proposal would not appear visually overbearing or result in any significant material impact in terms of outlook, overlooking and noise disturbance to neighbouring residential properties.
  • The highway impact can be mitigated and controlled subject to the proposed planning conditions. The proposal would not increase the risk of flooding elsewhere and it was demonstrated that the development itself would be safe.
  • In conclusion officers consider that the planning benefits the development would deliver are sufficient to outweigh the identified impacts. As such, the proposal is considered to be acceptable when judged against national, London wide and local plan policy and guidance and is recommended for approval.



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    4 thoughts on “Lewisham Firkin brewery plan approved

    • I hope the front of the Fox and Firkin pub will get re paintrd to freshen up the look of this popular pub on Lewisham High Street. I think the brewery once established will be a great success locally.

    • The Fox & Firkin has looked like that for years, but the rest of the parade is not exactly pretty either.

    • Ironic as it was, going back to the 1980s formerly a David Bruce Brew Pub with it’s own brewery. A pint of Dogbolter anyone?


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