A city dentist is to replace one of its flats with a new clinic due to growing patient demand.

The Newmarket Road Dental Clinic has applied to change the residential room into a surgery for a new dentist as Norfolk suffers a lack of practices with space for new patients.

In the application submitted to Norwich City Council on Wednesday, March 22, the dental practice said it would only be making changes to the inside of the room and would not be altering car parking arrangements.

The proposal read: "The residential living room is to become part of the dental practice to enable a much-needed third dentist to operate from the premises.

"All changes are internal, there will be no change to any external appearances, areas or elevations. All access and parking will remain unchanged."

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It comes after an Earlham Road surgery announced it was planning to replace its garden with a new car park due to a need to serve more patients.

Those wishing to comment on the application have until Friday, April 14, with hopes a decision will be reached by Wednesday, May 17.