On Tuesday 27th September, Shaw Parish Council’s Planning Committee approved for the new health centre to go ahead on the former bath site.
Shadow Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, Crompton Councillor Louie Hamblett, spoke at the Parish Council planning committee to explain when works will go ahead, the size of the site and the likely size of each consultation room.
Cllr Hamblett said: ”Because of NHS building regulations and improvements in technology, it will allow the rooms to be built smartly. Taking into account patient uses of GP’s, the intention with the plan is to box clever and give each of the practices more space than they currently have. The NHS’s aspiration is to bring together health and care services in a more integrated way.
“The main priority is to get spades into the ground by March 2023 and as a community we need to get behind this as much as possible.
”The submission of a planning application for our new health centre is great news for Shaw and Crompton and further evidence that the centre will go ahead this time. Access to modern healthcare facilities is a top priority for the people we represent.
”What we’ve had is a long and uncertain journey to this point over many years but by working constructively, local Liberal Democrat councillors, have now helped it get across the line. We continue to work tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure the new health centre becomes a reality for residents.
”This news is very welcome indeed and is a poke in the eye for those who talk our area down and said it would never happen.”
The planning committee voted unanimously in favour.