Pharmacy plans refused planning permission by council

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CONTROVERSIAL proposals to open a pharmacy in a doctor’s surgery have been refused planning permission.

Sheffield Council’s city centre, south and east planning board had received a petition containing 232 signatures against the scheme at Darnall Health Centre, York Road.

There were also 23 objections from individuals including Sheffield South East MP Clive Betts. Opponents were unhappy about the pharmacy’s proposed opening hours which would have been up to as late as 11pm, and its proposed needle-sharing centre.

They said the development would have been unsuitable as it is within a residential area where elderly people live. There was concern about the pharmacy taking business from rival stores and hitting the viability of the suburb’s main shopping area.

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