The 1886 Bar and Grill in Regent Street, Douglas has applied (21/00048/B) for planning permission to erect outside seating and canopies.

Approval was recently obtained (PA 20/00481/C) to incorporate the adjoining ground floor takeaway premises into the main bar area by the removal of an internal wall and reconfiguration of the space.

In the application, the bar asks for the creation of a small external seating area, to be cordoned off from the pedestrian highway by removable fabric barriers that shall only be in place when the area is in use as determined by the permitted licence.

Following the implementation extension into the adjoining premises, the entrance door associated with the former take away has been removed to allow for the installation of a fixed window, which is currently showcasing the ’Mid Summer Chronophage’ clock, designed and made by John Taylor.

The application also seeks to remove steps outside of the previous takeaway, to enable a seating area in front of the new display window which will have external heating under the awning. ’Dutch’ canopies are also proposed over the existing entrances.