Published: March 11, 2009
£2.5m Berrow Medical Centre wins approval from council planners

Backers 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.

The new Berrow Health Centre, on land 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plans for the centre had been resubmitted for consideration, eight months after the first set of proposals had been withdrawn amid concern that the building was out-of-keeping.

The 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.

The 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.

The scheme is being funded by partners of Burnham Medical Centre, along with Somerset Primary Care Trust.


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