A new dental practice in Boston which is one of four NHS-contracted practices to be opened as part of a £34 million investment, is set to go ahead.
The change of use for 30 Market Place, in Boston, was given permission on Thursday.
The decision was in line with an officers report, which said: “The change of use of an existing unit, with no external changes, is considered compatible with the character of the area.
”No new access or parking arrangements will be made and patients and staff will reply upon public transport and parking in the area. As such, no traffic or parking problems will be created.
“It is felt that the proposal is acceptable given that there would be no significantly detrimental degree of harm caused to the shopping frontages or the surrounding conservation area.”
The building was previously used for Financial Services.
The applicant is JDSP Dental Limited, the organisation mentioned in a recent NHS England announcement about several new practices opening in Lincolnshire.
The plans include a new extended access dental practice for routine and urgent care in Boston.
NHS England said the plan was to open from 8am to 8pm seven days a week (excluding bank holidays).
The new contracts from NHS England will see £3.4million-a-year spent on local dental care, with three further new practices in Lincoln, Spalding and Sleaford promised, along with the replacement for the NHS Dental Practice at Johnson Community Hospital, in Pinchbeck.
The new services will come into effect from January 2019, and treat around 40,000 patients a year.
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