A BID to turn a high street centre's treatment rooms into a one bed flat has been refused.

An application was submitted to Maldon District Council which proposed change of use of the Kings Head Centre suite of treatment rooms to a one bedroom residential flat.

This would have been in the White Horse Lane end of the centre's first floor.

The first floor has treatment rooms and offices.

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The applicant proposed "very little change" to the existing layout, only the blocking up of a corridor doorway and introduction of a new entrance door.

The back treatment room would become a lounge, the reception a dining area and

kitchen, and the front treatment room would be the bedroom with an en-suite.

However in a decision released on Monday, the council have refused the bid.

The planning officer said the development would result in the "loss of an employment use" and a "community service/facility".

They also added the occupiers of the proposed flat would "not be provided with an adequate quality of life" due to noise levels.