An extension to Diss Health Centre has been approved by planners.
The plans include the removal of temporary buildings, an extension to the west of the building and a new modular building with glazed link to the main building for use by The Lawns and Parish Fields practices.
Up to six consulting rooms will be created and the money for the work has been approved by the NHS.
The Diss Express reported this year that the plans were scaled-back versions of what some locally had hoped for, with desired features such as X-ray services and eye specialists not on the agenda, in a climate of tight public spending.
But a spokesman for the NHS told the Diss Express earlier this year that the new work would “provide better facilities for those using the health centre.”
Diss Town Council recommend that South Norfolk Council refuse the plans, stating that while an extension was needed to meet increased demand, the plans were not in-keeping within the context of the conservation area.
The planning officer recognised that while the plans would “harm” the conservation area, this did not outweigh the benefit to the public.