March 11, 2009
£2.5m Berrow Medical
Centre wins approval from council planners
of a proposed £2.5million medical centre at Berrow, near
Burnham-On-Sea, are celebrating this week after the scheme won
the approval of district council planners.
new Berrow Health Centre, on
to the north of Brent Road, was granted appoval at a district
council meeting in Bridgwater on Tuesday (March 10th).
exclusively reported in
November how fresh
plans for the centre had been resubmitted for
months after the first set of proposals had been withdrawn amid
concern that the building was out-of-keeping.
new-look development, pictured here, will include two new NHS
dentists in addition to extra medical services to help relieve
the pressure on Burnham's busy Love Lane health centre.
plans were recommended for approval by Sedgemoor's planning case
officer, Keith Reed, despite objections from several local residents
and Somerset County Council's Highways department. The application
had won the backing of the town and parish council.
scheme is being funded by partners of Burnham Medical Centre,
along with Somerset Primary Care Trust.