PLANS to move a Llandudno Junction doctor’s surgery have been shot down.

An application for a change of use from a dwelling to GP practice was before members of Conwy’s planning committee.

Officers had recommended that planning permission for the application be granted but councillors voted to refuse.

The application by Dr Mike Bloom would have seen a change of use granted for a house at Edenholme in Glyn y Marl Road so that it could be used as a doctor’s surgery.

The current surgery is a short distance from the new site.

The opening hours of the proposed surgery would have been from 8am until 8pm from Monday to Friday.

The application had come before members of the committee at last month’s meeting but the it was deferred so councillors could get a better understanding of parking concerns and the suitability of the site.

However councillors were frustrated that the applicant had not been in touch to discuss what changes could be made to improve parking.

Eirias county councillor, Dave Cowans, said: “Following the last meeting and the site visits I made a point of going home via Glyn y Marl Road after meetings here. And every time I went it was just a nightmare, you could not traverse down to the surgery in a wheelchair because everyone was half on half off.

“I feel very strongly that we have put too much emphasis that there is an existing doctor’s surgery and had this come out of the blue it would not have got past the officers.

“To approve this it’s just going to make living on Glyn y Marl Road worse for everyone there. How are they going to control the parking on the proposed surgery?”

Marl county councillor, Mike Priestly, said: “The applicant has had a month to come back to us. I still feel that what is in front of us is premature. Parking is the biggest issue here. This is a residential area.”

The decision to refuse permission for the application will come back before councillors at next month’s planning meeting for them to confirm the refusal.