New medical centre plans still on track

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A DOCTOR leading proposals for a new medical centre in Bewdley has said the ambitious scheme is on track despite a slower than expected planning process.

The plans to build on a section of the town’s Dog Lane car park, continues to have public backing, after plans to move the centre to Wribbenhall were shelved.

Dr Matthew Davis, partner at Bewdley Medical Centre, confirmed plans for the proposed twostorey new building were progressing. The planning process is set to be completed this summer – with plans for work to start this autumn.

He explained: “Since our public meeting in December we have seen tremendous support from within Bewdley and the surrounding villages for the medical centre proposals.

That backing has made us more energised than ever to take the plans to the next stage.”

He said they were closer to achieving “the best plans possible for Bewdley”, adding a traffic and air pollution survey had to be carried out before plans are submitted.

“We have moved forward at a slower pace than expected,” he added.

If given the go-ahead, the new medical centre would include a pharmacy, consulting rooms and child facilities. Bewdley Library could also be housed in the new building.

Dr Davis said: “People in Bewdley are eager for us to keep the project moving as they see the benefits a new medical centre will bring to the local economy, and that with a growing population, it will stop services being moved elsewhere.

“It will give 21st century medical facilities which will allow us to provide new services, boost the local job market and importantly, give the people of Bewdley what they want – a new medical centre in the heart of the town.”

He added the medical practice would continue to communicate with the public. A new blog has been set up on its website bewdleymedicalcentre.

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Once plans are available, a leaflet will be posted to homes and businesses detailing the proposals.

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11:25am Fri 22 Feb 13

happyness 21 says...

It nice to think there want to give us a new doctor surgery,but myself i like this old one it on one level and if the new one goes ahead it going to be on two levels . well what about patients that can,t climb stairs why not take the library out and rehouse that and make the doctor surgery longer by using the library part as this surgery is in a perfect position one level suits everyone chemist is on the end if there want to spend money on the town give us a bigger supermarket that could go in dog lane far better than a new surgery and we wouldn,t have to go to kidderminster everytime we want shopping and we would be spending money in our town .
It nice to think there want to give us a new doctor surgery,but myself i like this old one it on one level and if the new one goes ahead it going to be on two levels . well what about patients that can,t climb stairs why not take the library out and rehouse that and make the doctor surgery longer by using the library part as this surgery is in a perfect position one level suits everyone chemist is on the end if there want to spend money on the town give us a bigger supermarket that could go in dog lane far better than a new surgery and we wouldn,t have to go to kidderminster everytime we want shopping and we would be spending money in our town . happyness 21
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11:54pm Sun 24 Feb 13

John Herbert Smith says...

Happyness:
Have you ever heard of lifts?
(or punctuation)
Sorry to be blunt.
Happyness: Have you ever heard of lifts? (or punctuation) Sorry to be blunt. John Herbert Smith
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