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Plans would see Wellesbourne's medical centre turned into housing

Stratford Editorial 22nd Jul, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

WELLESBOURNE Medical Centre could be demolished and replaced with housing.

Plans have been submitted to Stratford District Council by O’Flanagan Homes to tear down Hastings House on Kineton Road and build four homes each with four bedrooms.

Persimmon Homes was granted planning permission to build a new medical centre on Dog Close along with 350 homes on land either side of the Ettington Road last July.

But the prospect of a new surgery for villagers was delayed when funding support towards the £4million building from the NHS and South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group (SWCCG) was put back by a review at the start of the year.

Residents lobbied the government and the NHS arguing with a population of 7,000 the village’s current resources were already stretched.

It is believed an application for full planning permission for the new medical centre will be submitted to Stratford District Council within the coming months and the doctors hope to have the new building fully operational by early 2018.