Burley: Dental practice could be extended

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Plans: Burley House Dental Care. Photo: Google

A popular Burley dental practice could be extended, if Leeds City Council approve recently submitted plans.

Burley House Dental Care is based on the ground floor of a former house, with a residential apartment on the first floor. Plans include single storey side extensions and change of use of the first floor to dental surgery.

The applicant says the proposals are to allow the practice, based on Burley Road, to meet regulatory requirements. The proposal consists of a modest extension to the front and another single storey extension to the rear to create a recovery room.

There would be a change of use of the first floor to create staff facilities, a decontamination room and medical supply store. The existing bathroom would be retained for staff washing facilities.

    The proposal also includes internal remodelling of the ground floor areas to create an accessible WC, and wider corridor for easier movement for the wheelchair bound patients.

    A planning statement submitted with the application concluded: “The current proposal is to extend the dental practice including the change of use of the existing residential apartment on the first floor is mainly to achieve compliance with all regulatory requirements rather than increase in patient number.

    “The proposed extensions have been designed to address officers concerns on the previous refused scheme to achieve a reasonable design that is compatible and accord with the relevant planning policies to avoid overlooking, overbearing and over dominance of the proposed extensions on the adjoining property.

    “The scheme has been designed to be sympathetic with the host building as well as the immediate neighbourhood and context.”

    The plans can be viewed in full here.

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