A NEW pub has got the go-ahead on the outskirts of Torbay despite the fears of local residents.
Marstons say it is planning a family friendly pub/restaurant (pictured) at the gateway to Edginswell business park in Newton Road, Torquay.
The pub will be on former open space close to local homes and residents had voiced concerns over noise, smell, light pollution, drainage and potential parking problems.
They were also unhappy at the proposed closing times of 1.30am at the weekend and 12.30am during the week.
There were also concerns about the impact on wildlife including badgers and bats.
The two-storey pub with managers' accommodation will be built on the left hand side of Orchard Way backing on to an electricity sub station.
There will be outdoor seating and a children's play area.
Members agreed to a request from ward councillor Mark Kingscote to move the play area further away from nearby houses.
The application was granted with several conditions including suitable work to mitigate the impact on wildlife, submission of evidence that 55 parking spaces is sufficient, that deliveries are limited to between 8am and 6pm and opening hours in line with the environmental protections officer's recommendation of 11pm.
Marstons say the pub will create some 15 full-time to 25 part-time jobs.