Approval given for new surgery in Stow-on-the-Wold
Release date: 8 July 2015
Cotswold District Council’s Planning Committee today approved an application for a new doctor’s surgery in Stow-on-the-Wold which should bring an end to concerns about the future provision of medical facilities in the town.
The surgery and associated parking will be located at the brownfield site of Tall Trees in Oddington Road, and was approved subject to amendments to the layout, parking, landscaping and detailed design. At the same meeting, the Committee rejected an alternative application for a primary health care centre on a greenfield site off Oddington Road, which also included the erection of five new residential units near Maugersbury Road.
Commenting on the approved Tall Trees application, Cllr Sue Jepson, CDC’s Cabinet Member for Planning and Housing, said:
“I am very pleased that local residents in Stow can now look forward to seeing the establishment of a modern new surgery to serve the needs of the town. The existing facility has not been fit for purpose for some time, and patients will now be able to benefit from a larger surgery with adequate car parking.
“Both the sites we considered today fell within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty but most of the Committee felt that the Tall Trees proposal was less intrusive than the other option, especially because the latter also involved the erection of five houses.”