Extension a step closer for Ellon dentist surgery

The extension will be to the rear of the current premises
The extension will be to the rear of the current premises

An extension to an Ellon dentist surgery is set to get the go-ahead but only if it can be proved that flooding will not be an issue.

Plans for an extension to the Ythan Bridge Dental Centre went before the committee on Tuesday, April 26.

The proposed development would extend the dental surgery 10.5 meters to the rear of the building, creating an entrance storey with a basement for storage.

The extension would add three surgery rooms, a larger waiting area, a local decontamination unit, staff room and a disabled toilet.

Outside, the extension would remove the existing ramped footpath which leads from the car park to the riverside footpath.

New external stairs are included within the plans, maintaining access to the path.

The plans received an objection from Ellon Community Council as they believe that the existing access ramp is important for those who would struggle with the new steps.

Aberdeenshire Council’s Flood Prevention Team believe the plans meet the minimum requirements however councillor Isobel Davidson raised concerns.

She said: “It’s good to hear that a local business wants to extend and I welcome the proposals but only if there are enough flood measures in place.”

Cllr Gillian Owen added: “I support the recommendation but we need to make sure flood plans are in place.”