An established Diss veterinary practice has moved a step closer in opening a premises in Harleston after a change of use planning application was given the green light by South Norfolk Council.
Cherry Tree Vets, who already operate a facility in Roydon Road, Diss, were successful in a change of use application from a fitness studio and therapy centre to a veterinary practice for 3 Broad Street, Harleston.
In planning documents to South Norfolk Council the applicant said: “We have already established ourselves as a welcoming, modern and comfortable surgery in Diss, caring for the needs of our clients, their families and pets.
“I believe that Harleston town would benefit from having us opening another veterinary surgery in the centre of town.”
It is proposed the vets would be open from 8am to 6.30pm from Monday to Friday, and 10am to 1pm on Saturdays, employing two full-time and two part-time staff.
Although approved, the premises cannot be used as a vets until a Noise Management Plan has been submitted and approved by the authority,including an assessment of the noise from the proposed ventilation system and its impact on adjacent properties.
South Norfolk Council has also requested details for how noisy animals will be handled on site, particularly at night and in the kennel area.