A CHANGE of use was proposed of a retail unit on the outskirts of the city centre to offices, consulting and treatment rooms.
The application was made by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service at Granary Wharf, Steam Mill Street, Boughton.
The Grade II listed flour mill and warehouse has been converted into a mix of residential, retail and office space and food and drink outlets, according to a report.
The unit concerned faces into a courtyard in the development and on to Steam Mill Street.
The service would deal with a number of different health issues, the report stated.
No objections were raised by the highways officer or by conservation specialists.
The loss of the retail unit would not undermine the vitality and viability of the city centre, planners believed.
The change of use would preserve the character and appearance of the surrounding conservation area and preserve the building and its features of special architectural and historic interest. There would be no unduly harmful effect on the amenities of neighbouring properties.
The application was recommended for approval and the borough council agreed the change of use could have permission.