Promoters of a new Uckfield “bar” won backing from Uckfield Town Council plans committee on Monday (November 16).
Councillors agreed to support the application for a “drinking establishment” at the former PHD premises at 93 High Street.
Deputy town mayor, Cllr Jackie Love, said hopefully it was a business which would thrive in the Hight Street.
She said: “It is good to see this after we lost the Smokehouse.”
Alcohol licence needed
Cllr Chris Macve said the planning and listed building application was one matter but a drinks licence would still be needed.
The north end of the High Street was not very good for retail, he said, because of the location and he supported another business taking on the property.
Cllr Ben Cox said it would be good to see some life brought to this part of the town and he hoped other businesses would move up.
The final decision on the planning application will be made by Wealden District Council.