Medical centre plans refused by councillors

PUBLISHED: 17:33 10 October 2018 | UPDATED: 17:33 10 October 2018

Mendip Vale Medical Practice hopes to build a doctor's surgery in Smallway.

Mendip Vale Medical Practice hopes to build a doctor's surgery in Smallway.

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Councillors went against officers’ recommendations and refused plans to build a doctors’ surgery today (Wednesday).

Mendip Vale Medical Practice’s proposal to build a two-storey surgery between Yatton and Congresbury in Smallway was turned down by North Somerset Council’s planning and regulatory committee this afternoon.

The committee reviewed the plans in September, but deferred a decision as councillors called for clarity on issues with access.

Surgeries in Yatton and Congresbury are not deemed suitable enough facilities for modern day methods.

Amended plans showed the addition of an uncontrolled pedestrian crossing located near a bus stop which caused dismay among members.

Cllr David Shopland said: “Having a refuge in that area would be absolutely lethal, this is one of the most dangerous roads in North Somerset.”

The plans will be carried over into the committee’s next meeting on November 14 as councillors went against officer’s recommendations.

For the full story, pick up a copy of next week’s North Somerset Times.

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