4th February 2020
Planning consent for Brockway Medical Centre
I last wrote an open letter to you in August 2019 (copy below) advising you that we were considering the future of how we provide healthcare in Nailsea and that we were exploring whether Brockway, if it had planning permission for homes thereon, sufficiently increases the value and attractiveness of the site to developers to make the development of another health facility in the town financially viable for us.
As advised we submitted a planning application for Brockway to North Somerset Council. That planning application has now been approved which gives us confidence that we could achieve sufficient value for the site which makes its sale and the development of another facility viable.
In tandem we have been following a due diligence process exploring the viability of occupying another site in the town which would give us the space to develop facilities that would be fit for a growing population and an ever evolving model for future primary health care.
Those tandem conversations remain commercially confident but within the next couple of weeks I am confident we will be able to share with you the detail and any plans to put Brockway up for sale on the open market. At that time we will open a formal engagement process with patients to ensure you are well informed of our intentions allowing your voice to be heard in any transitional planning.