Plans to bring Beckenham its own local micro-brewery have been lodged with Bromley Council.

Beckenham-based craft beer brewers BR3WERY have put forward a proposal to convert the old and disused Beckenham Mowers shop, on Beckenham Road, to a micro-brewery with the same name.

According to planning documents, the brewers would keep the vintage wood panelling and wide windows at the front of the shop, while giving them a necessary facelift and installing brewing equipment as well as a small front-of-shop area.

“The idea is to create an inviting shop, with the windows completely exposed, showing off the brewery and the shop to the customers,” the applicant stated.

“People can use inside and outside space to sit and enjoy our fresh beers from the tap.”

According to planning documents, BR3WERY is aiming to set up at the premises in August 2020.

They state BR3WERY was started in 2017 as a family business, with a goal of making canned, keg and cask craft beers “that have taste and character”.

Their beers will be sold to local outlets such as public houses, bars, restaurants and off-licenses as well as serving them in their taproom.

The alcohol licence attached to the application states the plan is to sell alcohol both on and off the premises from 11am to 11pm.

The opening hours will vary throughout the week, the applicant states, but there will be no on-site sale of alcohol past 10pm, with all customers vacating the premises by 10.30pm.

It’s predicted the business will eventually employ “approximately” two people, with the applicant adding “the aim is to ensure that these live locally”.

Despite its location directly below and adjacent to residential properties, the applicants say the small scale of the brewery wouldn’t present any issues to those living nearby.

“The scale of the proposed development is small – a ‘micro brewery’ – and as such its impact on local residents and the local environment in general will be limited,” the applicant wrote.

“There are numerous comparable micro-breweries in London which prove that the proposed business will not create a nuisance to local residents in regards to noise and smell.”