A dental practice in Ipswich's Foxhall Road has been granted permission to knock through into the house next door, allowing it to increase its services.

Plans were submitted to Ipswich Borough Council in October by Hiten Pabari of Foxhall Dental Practice, asking permission to takeover the house next door at number 51 Foxhall Road.

The practice had previously spoken out about the need to expand after seeing a 25% rise in the number of patients over two years. 

According to a design and access statement submitted to the council, the practice currently has more than 14,000 patients on its books.

It said: "The expansion into number 51 allows the practice to serve the community, as it did during the pandemic as an urgent care centre supporting the NHS. It continues to be one of the few NHS dental practices with oral surgery and sedation facilities."

Ipswich Borough Council granted the practice permission to expand on January 25.

It specified that there must be no more than 10 clinic or consulting rooms within the extended building.