Brent Council is confident that the site which formerly housed a popular live music venue can stay in use after it approved housing plans there.

Its planning committee unanimously approved the scheme for The Good Ship’s site, in Kilburn High Road, that will see the creation of nine new flats in a building up to five storeys high.

In addition to these homes, developers confirmed that part of the building can be used for either a pub or a bar.

Many people were concerned about the future of an important live music venue in Kilburn after The Good Ship closed its doors in 2017.

The pub, whose stage was graced by Adele, Kate Nash and The xx, had been a popular haunt since it opened in 2005.

And while the future is still uncertain, the news that there is at least scope for a similar venue at the same site is encouraging for supporters.

Cllr James Denselow, chairman of the planning committee, said he would have anticipated much more opposition had a previous application, which did not account for a pub space, gone through.

“But [developers] are confident that this could be a space for live music venue to go ahead,” he said.

The concept of noise issues, which will undoubtedly affect those living in the flats above any bar, will “be addressed at a later date”.

Developers suggested that any live music events make use of the proposed basement at the site to reduce any noise impact on the flats.

And in terms of the building’s character, which was criticised by Camden Council, they pointed out that Kilburn High Road includes an “eclectic mix” of shops and venues.