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Former Inverness bakery gets OK for city bar plan

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THE former Ashers bakery in Church Street in Inverness city centre could again be set to become a new bar.

After BrewDog was twice refused planning permission for a change of use, Ashers’ holding company, Russell Holdings Ltd, went for it on its own.

Highland Council this week gave permission on condition no development starts before a noise management plan is submitted which includes details of any entertainment or machinery noise and measures to ensure any noise is controlled.

A condition to control cooking odours was also imposed.

It is understood that Russell Holdings will eventually pass the bar to another operator.

Managing director Alister Asher said: “Planning is still subject to conditions which we have to fulfil and there are still issues around the shopfront design to be ironed out. We’re still some way from any deal being finalised.”

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