A decision on whether to allow a new Brewery Tap pub to open in Norwich has been delayed.

The city pub company is hoping to open a new boozer in the former Oliver's Bar in Unthank Road, but a decision has been delayed while Norwich City Council officials iron out the details following a number of supporting and objecting comments.

Bosses hope the pub will become a sister venue to its Lawson Road branch in NR3, while it will also be part of the "Fat Cat family" offering its unique range of real ales.

Since a planning application was submitted to Norwich City Council in August the pub has amassed nine public comments in support and five comments in objection to the new venture.

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One commenter said: "It is great to see such an established and recognisable local business applying to set up an offering at this location.

"Not only do we see this now dilapidated building being brought back into economic use, but also, unlike other public houses in the area it will offer something new and exciting in terms of its offerings."

But those against the plans said they objected to late opening hours and potential late night disruption. Another commenter added: "While I look forward to it reopening and wish it success there is no reason to have a late licence.

"The noise of people loitering and chatting outside was already unenjoyable. This would be far worse with a late licence especially in summer when local residents have windows open.

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Norwich Evening News: The Brewery Tap is in Sprowston Road in NR3The Brewery Tap is in Sprowston Road in NR3 (Image: The Brewery Tap)

"Unthank Road already has a lot of pubs and drinking spots, but it is a residential area, not a mini Prince of Wales Road dedicated to drinking."

Norfolk County Council's highways and the city council's citywide services teams raised no objections to the plans, while environmental protection officials asked the Brewery Tap to provide a noise management plan, which it has now submitted.

It is not clear when a decision on the boozer will be made.