GP surgery decision delayed until 2019

PUBLISHED: 08:00 17 December 2018

An updated artist's impression of the surgery. Picture: Mendip Vale Medical Practice

An updated artist's impression of the surgery. Picture: Mendip Vale Medical Practice

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A decision on whether a GP surgery should be built on the edge of Congresbury has been delayed again.

It had been expected that Mendip Vale Medical practice’s application for a new surgery – for patients living in Congresbury and Yatton to use – would be up for discussion on Wednesday.

But North Somerset Council has postponed any vote, which will now take place in the new year.

Concerns over pedestrian safety, coupled with its location off Smallway in the strategic gap between the villages, saw it turned down by councillors in the autumn.

However, Mendip Vale has agreed to fund for a crossing to allow people safe passage across Smallway and council planners are looking again at the scheme.

This has meant a decision cannot be made by councillors in Weston today as initially envisaged.

If the planners’ work is complete in time, then a decision will be made on January 9.

The practice says extended its premises in both villages is not a viable option.

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