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Empty office could become new vets surgery in Dersingham

Empty office could become new vets surgery in Dersingham

Published by Grace Mcgachy
12:37pm 24th December 2019.

An empty office could become a branch of a veterinary practice in Dersingham.

If West Norfolk councillors agree to the plans in early January.

The application, submitted by Sunnyside Veterinary Clinic in Roydon, is for the conversion of the former Burrells Accountants – into a branch of their practice.


And the plans will be considered by members of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council’s planning committee on Monday, January 6, with council officers recommending the application be granted permission.

The site, on Jubilee Court, west of Hunstanton Road, is within an existing retail unit in the village, which includes an estate agent, a dentist, an opticians, and a Boots pharmacy.

The plans would not see any exterior changes made at the site.

Hours of operation would be from 8am to 7pm Monday to Friday, with the practice closed at weekends and no pets hospitalised at the site overnight.

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A report on the application, submitted to the council by The East Anglian Company Ltd, states:

“The previous use of this site was an accountancy firm: Burrells.

hey were very busy and had seven staff, having the potential to produce more traffic [or] parking than the proposed use.

The new veterinary services business will only have one full-time member of staff and two part-time staff.

They would have about one thousand clients by year three.

They would visit on average three or four times per year and this would mean 10 to 20 visits per working day.”

The firm plans to offer 15-minute consultations, with morning, afternoon and evening surgeries on offer every weekday.

Two letters of objection were received from nearby residents, with concerns over traffic management and parking issues.

The report also stated that Dersingham Parish Council said:

“[They] would like to mention that they do have concerns regarding the volume of traffic in the area as next door to a busy chemist.”

However, the parish council, the Highways Authority and the Community Safety and Neighbourhood Nuisance team all said they did not wish to make a formal objection against the plans being approved.

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