GP practice told to make new GP surgery look ‘more rural’

PUBLISHED: 07:52 06 August 2018

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

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

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Plans for a new GP surgery are being altered to make it look ‘more rural’.

Mendip Vale Medical Practice is seeking planning permission for a surgery between Yatton and Congresbury.

Cllr Jill Iles said North Somerset Council’s planners had concerns.

Addressing Yatton Parish Council, she said efforts needed to be made to make the building appear ‘more rural’.

She said: “It’s in the strategic gap and needs to show it won’t harm the area.”

David Clark, Mendip Vale’s practice manager, said it is looking at options at Smallway to achieve this.

He said: “We are continuing to work with the planners to get this much-needed facility for our patients. North Somerset Council has been incredibly helpful in advising us how to ensure any impact is kept to a minimum, while delivering a fit-for-purpose surgery.

“This surgery will have space to meet the demands from a growing population, and allow us to continue to serve our patients both now and in future.”

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