Tanner & Tilley recently gained planning approval for change of use and Listed Building Consent at Bow House, 11 High Street in Christchurch. The proposals were for a change from an A1 retail unit to a D1 dental surgery.

The approval will allow the well-established local practice, Robsinson’s Dental Practice, to expand from their existing upper-floor premises on Castle Street to the larger building on the High Street, facilitating a growth in staff levels, more appointment availability and, most importantly, disabled access at ground floor level.

The application enjoyed a high level of support from patients, the public and council members. The planning approval was received until delegated powers despite being contrary to Christchurch Borough Council’s current retail policy after strong arguments in its favour were put forward by Tanner & Tilley.

The applicants were thrilled at the result and looking forward to renovating Bow House and restoring it to its former glory prior to its opening sometime in 2017. Director of Robinsons’s Dental Practice, Kate Robinson, said of Tanner & Tilley; ‘We found our planning consultant, Helen Rosier, to be extremely helpful throughout the whole process and thanks to her excellent report we obtained a positive outcome to what was a difficult application. We highly recommend Helen and her company they provide an excellent service and support through the planning process.’

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