PERMISSION for a Rhos-on-Sea dental practice was agreed by Conwy’s planning committee, despite concern from residents about parking and congestion.

The detached home at 2 Allanson Road will now be converted to a dental practice, following councilllors voting unanimously in favour of the application made by Mr and Mrs Wesley and Claira Davies.

The application attracted concern from residents who wrote objecting to the plans during the public consultation.

Residents claimed Allanson Road would become clogged with traffic, causing the junction at Whitehall Road to become dangerous.

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But at a planning committee meeting at Bodlondeb, councillors spoke in favour of the plans.

Cllr Chris Cater proposed the committee backed the application.

“I’m glad to see another dental practice opening,” he said.

“I know this is a very small one, and I can’t believe it is going to have a big effect on the parking and congestion on Allanson Road, which is a wider road that doesn’t have any existing congestion on it.

“There is only one consulting room and two part-time staff. I just think the effect will be negligible on the area, so happy to go with the officers’ recommendation on this.”

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Cllr Jo Nuttall seconded his proposal and agreed. “It is a wide road. I can’t see that it’s going to cause any problems at all,” she said.

“You’ve got the bowling club at the top of the road. I was informed yesterday there is a dentist on Brompton Avenue. I never even knew it, so a small business can work like that. I would like to second Chris’ proposal.”

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But residents Peter and Jenifer Bailey complained in a letter: “There are already eight dentists in the immediate vicinity.

“The proposal is out of keeping within a much sought-after residential area, which has no equivalent commercial properties whatsoever. The parking plan is neither adequate nor appropriate.

“Parking would be required for residents, a dentist, a nurse, and a receptionist, with no room for patients to park. They would, therefore, have to resort to on-street parking in an already busy thoroughfare, which is used during busy periods as a ‘rat run’ parallel to Brompton Avenue.”

Mr W.R Evans agreed. He wrote: “The road is barely 7.3m wide, and vehicles travelling in the opposite direction need to wait to pass parked cars. My main objection would be to the parking situation, which would encroach along the street upwards of the residence.”