A planned new private orthopaedic clinic has received positive treatment from South Kesteven District Council’s officers.
An application, from T. Balfe Construction, to change an existing office building within Harlaxton House, on Main Road, Long Bennington, was diagnosed with no objections and given the go ahead last week.
Documents before the authority described how the unit would be developed to include a range of services to ‘day case’ patients and access to consulting and physiotherapy suites, two operating theatres and X-ray facilities.
The unit itself has been vacant since 2016 and includes 25 car parking spaces.
The applicants said the change of use will “help to develop the healthcare infrastructure for the district (and beyond) and contribute to the local authority’s obligations in that respect.”
The documents said the plans will create four full and 12 part-time jobs.
The facility applied to be able to open 8am-8pm daily.
No objections were received for the plans.
Approving the plans, officers said: “The proposal will retain an employment generating use on the site and will support other uses within the site and in Long Bennington.
“The use will have no detrimental impact on the existing adjacent uses or on the surrounding highway network.
“The proposed use will retain the commercial nature of the overall development, retaining employment in line with the council’s policies and aims and the National Planning Policy Framework.”