Councillors to vote on medical centre plans this afternoon
PUBLISHED: 14:23 10 October 2018 | UPDATED: 14:23 10 October 2018
Plans to build a doctors’ surgery, which have been labelled ‘terrible’ by villagers, will at last be decided on by councillors today (Wednesday).
Mendip Vale Medical Practice’s proposal to build a two-storey surgery between Yatton and Congresbury in Smallway will be voted on by North Somerset Council’s planning and regulatory committee.
The committee reviewed the plans in September, but deferred a decision as councillors called for clarity on issues with access.
North Somerset’s officers have recommended councillors approve the plans, despite concerns raised by Yatton Parish Council.
Cllr Christopher Jackson, speaking at a village meeting in September, described the plans as ‘terrible’, arguing it would ‘erode the barrier’ between the villages.
Mendip Vale says its surgeries in Yatton and Congresbury have reached full capacity, and a new facility is needed.