Plans to breathe new life into the site of the former Greenwood House home in Burntwood has won the support of Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet.
The project, which is subject to planning permission and final NHS funding arrangements, would see the county council owned site used by the Darwin Practice as a health centre. The council would also look for a tenant for the adjoining pharmacy.
Alan White, Staffordshire County Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health, care and Wellbeing, said:
Improving health and wellbeing, supporting independence at all ages and providing a good quality of life are all key priorities for the county council.
This proposal, utilising a previously dormant plot of land to provide additional capacity for the local GP practice, means people in Burntwood can look forward to a new, state-of-the-art accessible practice that meets the needs of local people.”
Mark Deaville, Cabinet Member for Commercial, said the proposals were subject to planning approval and funding being in place, the aim is to lease the site for 60 years. Final plans could see the site have 13 consulting rooms and five treatment rooms.
We always want to make the best use of any land or buildings we have and this is a great example of working with partners to make the best use of a redundant site for the benefit of the local community.”
More detailed plans will be shared with the local community as part of the planning process.