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Cabinet to discuss plan to transform former Burntwood care home into new health centre

Plans to convert a former care home in Burntwood into a new health centre could moved a step closer next week.

Greenwood House

Greenwood House. Pic: Google Streetview

Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet will discuss the proposals to transfer the former Greenwood House home for use by the Darwin Practice surgery. The facility would also feature a pharmacy.

Alan White, Deputy Leader and Cabinet member for health, care and wellbeing, said he was keen to see the land brought back into use.

Alan White

Cllr Alan White

“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,” he said.

If the proposals are approved, the site would still require planning approval and funding being put in place, but the council says it anticipates the land being leased for 60 years.

Cllr Mark Deaville, Cabinet member for commercial, said: “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.”

The council’s Cabinet will meet to discuss the plan on July 18.

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  1. AnnS

    11th July, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    I do hope this comes to fruition. Burntwood deserves good services and facilities that we enjoy here in Lichfield.

  2. Kieran Alford

    11th July, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Although I live in Lichfield may I say regarding the fallen Friarsgate redevelopment plans, if I’m perfectly honest I’d rather the district had a new much needed health centre as opposed to a shopping complex especially as the high street is rapidly dying out.