A brewery owned by the son of Led Zeppelin star Robert Plant will expand into Enfield.

Beavertown, founded in 2011 by Logan Plant, has been given permission to build a new brewery, offices and visitor centre at Ponders End Industrial Estate.

The development will involve knocking down part of the historic Ediswan factory, which produced lightbulbs for the Edison and Swan Electric Light Company from the 1880s onwards.

The building later became home to the UK’s first radio valve and television cathode ray tube factories.

Enfield’s Conservation Advisory Group (CAG) had raised concerns that the plans involved retaining only a small part of the historic factory.

But CAG chairman Dennis Stacey told the council’s planning committee on Tuesday (November 20) that the applicant had agreed to include more of the original building following negotiations with planning officers.

He said: “It is not wonderful, but we are remembering an association with Enfield’s industrial past, and on balance the CAG supports this proposal.”

Around 90 people will be employed at the site, but it is large enough to accommodate 200 workers if the business expands.

Beavertown is well known for its colourful cans and products such as Gamma Ray American Pale Ale and 8 Ball.

The brewery started life in the cellar of Duke’s Brew and Que in Hackney, before moving to Hackney Wick and then Tottenham Hale.

Earlier this year it received a £40 million cash injection from Heineken to fund its expansion.

Cllr Mahtab Uddin, Labour member for Upper Edmonton, said the development would bring “much-needed investment” to the area and help to attract more businesses.

He said: “I welcome this application. It will create more jobs for Enfield.”

The proposals were unanimously approved by members of the planning committee.