Pharmacy gets the go-ahead

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PLANNING inspectors have overturned a decision to refuse permission for a new pharmacy at a doctor’s surgery.

Saeed Rehman, director of Abbeydale Pharmacy, won an appeal and will be able to open the new branch within Darnall Health Centre, which will provide an out-of-hours service.

The pharmacy will open at the end of August, creating up to 10 jobs.

Mr Rehman said: “It’s been a long battle and a complete waste of everyone’s time and taxpayers’ money, but I am satisfied that in the end the right decision was made.”

Members of Sheffield Council’s planning committee had previously voted to refuse the application for the chemist shop against the recommendations of council planning officers.