A SEXUAL health clinic is set to open in Colchester's High Street. 

It would be based in the former NSPCC building, next to the Natural History Museum.

Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust said the clinic would replace services at Essex County Hospital, which is due to close in the next year. 

It would open for 12 hours per day through the week and between 8.30am and 1.30pm on Saturdays.

The former office building would retain four offices, nine consulting rooms and a laboratory.

Colchester Council will have the final say on the planning application.

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