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New building for town vet

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: December 17, 2012

By GARETH BUTTERFIELD

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PLANNERS have voted almost unanimously to allow an Ashbourne veterinary practice to build itself a larger premises outside the town centre.

At a meeting on Tuesday last week, members of the Derbyshire Dales District Council Southern Area Planning Committee agreed with planning officer William Shaw that Mc Murtry and Harding, which is currently based in Market Place, should be allowed to build a bespoke new facility on land off the A515.

The clinic and recuperation area, which was already agreed in outline, will be constructed in a field behind the Stepping Stones pub and access will be built on to the A515.

Concerns were raised over access in and out of the new facility and it was noted that the Highway Authority, which had not objected to the proposal, said the access route was ‘not desirable’.

Conditions have been applied to the permission to ensure the access route is safe and visible.

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