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Planners reveal location of new NHS dentist set to open in Sleaford

A new NHS dentist surgery is set to open in Sleaford if plans are given the go ahead.

The new practice is earmarked for a ground floor unit at 86a Southgate – which is near to the level crossing in the town.

The application for change of use from retail to a dental surgery has been made after the NHS announced four new surgeries across Lincolnshire would be opened as part of a £3.39m investment.

It would be run by JDSP Dental Limited.

The application states: “The development is put forward because the applicant has been awarded a contract by NHS England Central Midlands Local office to deliver services with a focus on: improved access to NHS general dental services, increased capacity of NHS dental services in Lincolnshire, commitment to providing urgent and routine dental care between 8am to 8pm, seven days a week, 365 days per year.

A new dental practice is set to open in Sleaford
A new dental practice is set to open in Sleaford

“Provision of the new NHS dental services will help address the current shortfall in provision and support the future growth in the Central Lincolnshire Area set out in the local plan.”

There are also surgeries planned for Boston, Spalding and Lincoln.

The application added that the building will be used to provide dental services with a reception and consulting rooms.

It said: “The town centre is the commercial heart of the town and is the main focus for town centre uses such as dental surgeries.

“It is the most accessible location for new services in Sleaford, having the best access by public transport, cycling and pedestrian routes and the private car park, it is therefore accessible to residents of a much wider catchment and an appropriate sustainable location for a new dental surgery.”

It is not yet known when the practices will be open but they should be operating from January 2019.

Sleaford Town councillor Adrian Snookes previously told Lincolnshire Live it would be good news for the town.

He said: “Sleaford is increasing in numbers. We have excellent dentists already but we do need more because of the growth of the town.

“We also need doctors as well as dentists.

“It’s good news especially for Sleaford.”

A decision will be made on the application by North Kesteven District Council.