A Burntwood councillor has said it is “quite ridiculous” that the town has still not got long term provision for a new health and wellbeing centre.
The current facility at Burntwood Leisure Centre was granted another temporary planning permission in 2019.
It would mean that the site could remain open until 2023 – 11 years longer than it had originally been scheduled to remain in place.
At a meeting of Lichfield District Council, Labour opposition group leader Cllr Steve Norman said action was needed to provide local residents with appropriate long term health provision.
“I’m aware of Greenwood House at last going ahead eight years after the Conservatives said it would.
“But the Burntwood Health and Wellbeing Centre has now had temporary planning permission granted three times – it’s got to come to an end at some point.
“It is quite ridiculous that a town the size of Burntwood still does not have the health centre promised to us ten years ago.”Cllr Steve Norman
Cllr Alan White, leader of Staffordshire County Council as well as a member of Lichfield District Council, said he recognised that a permanent solution was needed.
“There is a requirement to get a health centre for Burntwood – for too long that has been hanging around.
“I am a member of the integrated care system board and I will raise that with colleagues from the Clinical Commissioning Group and the providers to make sure it is on their agenda, because it does need to be attended to.
“It’s not good enough for the residents of Burntwood.”Cllr Alan White