AN EMPTY shop unit at Rotherham bus station could be turned into an orthodontist surgery, creating six jobs.
West Yorkshire-based Trinity House Orthodontics hopes to move into the former Bodycare premises, which have been empty on College Walk for over two years.
A planning statement from agents Johnson Mowat said alternative uses had been explored because of a lack of retail interest in the unit, off Frederick Street.
The application added: “The proposals will benefit the footfall and vibrancy of Rotherham town centre.
“The grant of planning permission will enable the practice to continue its high standard of service and provide specialist NHS dental care in a new location that is best suited in terms of accessibility to Rotherham people who are at present having to travel out of the area to obtain their treatment.”
“At present there is more time taken out of schooling due to the majority of patients starting their treatments between the ages of 12 and 16.
“With a practice in the Rotherham town centre, less travelling time will be needed.”