Need for new “modern” surgery in Felsted
PUBLISHED: 08:47 06 September 2018 | UPDATED: 08:47 06 September 2018
Felsted could lose its doctor’s surgery unless a new site for a “modern” surgery and pharmacy is found, a draft version of the village’s neighbourhood plan has concluded.
The draft version of the neighbourhood plan, which sets out a vision for Felsted, including the future of crucial village amenities, says the surgery has indicated “they will not be able to continue providing a service from the existing premises beyond the next three-to-five years”.
The West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), whilst indicating support for a GPs in Felsted, accepted the current surgery building would not be “fit for purpose for future needs,” the plan added.
Roy Ramm, the chairman of the Felsted Steering Group, which created the neighbourhood plan, told the Broadcast that the surgery needs more consulting rooms as well as more parking and better access for the disabled.
The neighbourhood plan supports the development of land in Station Road to the west of Bury Farm which will provide a building for a new doctor’s surgery as well as up to 39 homes.
Consultation events for the plan will be held this month, before the final version is submitted to the government inspector.
There will be a consultation event on Saturday at Felsted Primary School from 10am to 1pm and every day between September 17 to 21 in the URC Hall in Stebbing Road from 3-8pm.
The Felsted surgery was unavailable for comment when approached by the Broadcast.