Sheffield restaurant plans to convert flat into micro distillery

A restaurant owner is planning to convert a flat above their business into a micro distillery.

Saturday, 17th April 2021, 7:00 am

Dam House Bar and Restaurant, near Crookes Valley Park, submitted the plans to Sheffield Council which has the power to approve or refuse planning applications.

If approved, the property above the restaurant on Mushroom Lane will be used for making alcoholic beverages.

The plan is for the current kitchen to be used for the production process. The far bedroom would be converted into a warehouse room for the finished product. The remaining spare room would be used to store raw materials and the bathroom would stay the same.

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In a supporting statement provided with the plans, the applicant said the proposed run times are between 12noon and 5pm on working days.

They added that they plan to put in place a number of safety measures including fireproof flooring below the still with safety points clearly marked around the room and a small, solid brick wall between the still and collection unit to isolate any flames from alcohol being produced.

They also said there will be limited waste product, noise and smell as waste will be disposed through existing management, waste ethanol will be watered down and disposed through a drainage system and an extractor fan will remove any smell.

Currently, there are no comments from members of the public.

To read the plans in full or comment, find the application on the council’s planning portal here https://planningapps.sheffield.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=QQ4L0LNYL7F00