CONSULTANT plastic surgeon Reza Nassab is looking to open a clinic in the centre of Knutsford.

Mr Nessab is seeking approval for the King Street clinic from Cheshire East Council.

Mr Nassab is seeking a change of use for the lower ground floor and first floor of premises at 49 to 51 King Street, a large two-storey end terraced property.

He said: “We have a well-established presence in the aesthetic sector, but the clinic is going to be something more than yet another cosmetic clinic.

“We are introducing the integrated concept of wellbeing and beauty with the opening of this clinic. Wellbeing services will include a private GP, investigations, medicals, dermatology, travel vaccinations and immunisations.

“Our aesthetic services will feature the latest technology and advances in the industry, as well as cosmetic surgery.

“It is very exciting to be able to provide these services in our own neighbourhood and to our community.

“We were recently featured on the current series of the Real Housewives of Cheshire.”

A report accompanying the planning application said: “The proposal is to convert the first floor and lower first floor of the existing property into a clinic or health centre, consisting of a reception area, consultation rooms and treatment rooms.

“The existing retail unit on the ground floor will remain as existing with no change.

“The two users are completely separate, and the existing shop at ground floor/road level has its own access from the road.

“It is proposed to provide a main reception area at lower ground floor to provide adequate administrative space.

“There is no change proposed to the appearance of the building. All windows will be retained and no changes are proposed.

“No physical changes are proposed which would affect the established character of the area.

“There is no new floor space proposed, and therefore no loss of privacy, any overbearing effects, no loss of sunlight and daylight, no hazardous pollution or environmental pollution, and minimal traffic generation due to the use proposed.

“There will be no change to the existing waste collection. Clinical waste will be dealt with by a private contract with clinical waste company.

“The proposed development will create sustainable development within the local area. The proposed development will generate employment opportunities within the local area.

“The proposed change of use does not affect the size of the existing building or the mature residential and businesses character of the surrounding area.

“The application proposal makes appropriate use of an existing building in an easily accessible location, is in keeping with its surroundings and has no adverse impact on neighbouring properties.

To see details of the planning application  - reference 18/5435M – visit the Cheshire East Council planning portal. The deadline for comments on the scheme is December 6.