AN ULVERSTON man has been given the green light to open a new bar in the town centre.

Andy Steele will take his first venture in to the pub trade after his plans for Bar 6, in Daltongate, were approved by South Lakeland District Council licencing sub-committee this afternoon (Friday).

He believes there is a gap in the market in Ulverston for the venue, where people can go for a 'quiet drink and a chat'.

The approval was given despite opposition from the likes of Anne Baines, who lives next door to the building and was concerned about people leaving Bar 6 and loitering outside her home.

Speaking after the meeting, Mr Steele, vice-chairman of Ulverston Rugby Club, said: "I understand the objections but we will observe the licensing conditions and will work with our neighbours and the other licencees around us."