Disused surgery to become dance school

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PLANS for a new dance school in Cowplain have been approved.

Councillors voted to give the go-ahead to plans to transform a former doctors’ surgery in Padnell Road into a dance studio.

Developers had initially wanted to install a bar, but, following opposition, this element of the plan was removed.

There were some concerns about lack of parking in the area. But Elaine Shimbart, chairwoman of the planning committee at Havant Borough Council, said: ‘The committee was of the opinion that there is Mission Lane car park and various other parking areas nearby.’