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Planning permission secured for GP surgery, Bow Fell, Brownsover

The NHS is pleased to announce that planning permission has been secured for the proposed new GP surgery and community room in Bow Fell, Brownsover.  The plans for a new GP surgery, community facility, associated parking and landscaping has been approved by Rugby Borough Council.

Jenni Northcote, Chief Strategy and Primary Care Officer, Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG): “The CCG are delighted that we are now in a position to progress plans for securing a new General Practice service in Brownsover.  We are aware that local residents are keen to see the new surgery progress and we are committed to continuing to engage with our local community, patients and public throughout this development and look forward to taking forward our plans for the Brownsover development with our partners.”

David Williams, Locality Director NHS England (West Midlands) said: “We are pleased that the plans for the new facility have been approved.  We know that the people of Brownsover are eagerly awaiting a new surgery. We are committed to ensuring patients have access to local, high-quality GP services and look forward to continuing to work with local residents and our NHS partners as the project progresses.”

Paul Jones, Principal Construction Manager (West Midlands), NHS Property Services said: “This represents a significant milestone for the project and tenders will now be issued to main contractors on Monday 19th June.  The project remains on programme for works to commence on site in autumn 2017 and complete late summer 2018.”

Cllr Emma Crane, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for communities and homes said: “NHS England’s plan for a new GP surgery in Bow Fell is a real win-win for Brownsover, delivering a new surgery for patients and a valuable community space for residents.

“As the owner of the freehold for the new community space, the council has already consulted with residents about how it can best serve Brownsover and now the development has secured planning permission, we’re looking forward to drawing up plans for the facility in readiness for the opening next year.”

The plans can be found on Rugby Borough Council’s website via the Planning Portal –  reference number R17/0800.