Colliers Wood could become a beer brewing hub if plans for a pub micro-brewery are given the go-ahead.

The William Morris Pub in Merton Abbey Mills has applied to be extended and install brewing equipment for a micro-brewery not far from a new brewery which is currently being built.

A micro-brewery typically produces small quantities of beer, usually for consumption on the premises where it is based.

It is thought the new brewery would produce a local beer, like its soon-to-be-neighbour the Wimbledon Brewery.

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Mark Gordon who is setting up the Wimbledon Brewery in Prince Georges Road, Colliers Wood has welcomed the plans as his own brewery takes shape.

It could be producing its first pint in June of this year. Mr Gordon said: "I think it’s great.

"Anything that generates interest in the beer industry is a good thing."

Merton Council will determine whether to grant permission for the pub to alter and extend the existing pub and restaurant which in a conservation area.

Trinity ward Councillor Charlie Chirico, who lives next to the pub in Watermill Way, said: "It is great to see the business expanding.

"I think there needs to be adequate consultation with residents and their views taken on board.

"The noise and smells should be controlled from the brewing process."

Residents have until Monday, April 13 to comment on the application.