Downham Market dental surgery extension plans backed by town council

Downham Market
Downham Market

Councillors have voted to back plans for a dental surgery in Downham to be extended.

Downham Town Council’s planning and environment committee supported the proposals to link Downham Dental Practice with a neighbouring building at a meeting on Tuesday.

The application seeks to change the use of 37 High Street from a bank to a dental surgery, and for alterations to link 37 and 39 High Street.

In discussing the plans, mayor Marion Ross said: “This is something that is going to make a difference.”

Yvonne Thompson said: “This is a much-needed development of additional dental practice space, which is also important to keep the town centre property commercial.”

It comes after concerns were raised about the town’s infrastructure at an earlier planning meeting.

The application is likely to be discussed by West Norfolk Council’s planning committee before a final decision is made on the scheme.