Plans for a new dental surgery could be scuppered over lack of parking
Plans for a new NHS dental practice could be turned down because of concerns over parking.
The new surgery, which would be the first practice to open in the village of Branston, would undoubtedly be a welcome sight for local people, who have been struggling to access local NHS services.
Plans to turn an old shop into an NHS dental surgery have been submitted by Amaun Taunk, from Heatherton in Derby. He plans to completely refurbish the property and create a new NHS studio, with four surgeries; in time, he also plans to extend the property to cater for more patients. Mr Taunk said he wanted to address the shortage of NHS dental services in the area; he will be funding the majority of the conversion project himself but has the support of the local Primary Care Trust.
East Staffordshire Borough Council has received the plans and planning chiefs are currently considering the possibility of changing the use of the building on Burton Street, Branston.
Parish Council members have welcomed the idea of having an NHS dental surgery in the village; however, they have also raised concerns over a lack of parking close to the surgery. The parking area included in the plans is a shared car park, which also caters for customers of other local businesses, including Sainsbury’s, a Chinese takeaway and a hairdressing salon.
It is expected that a decision will be made by the beginning of September.Join this Discussion