South Scotland

Dumfries health centre plans seek all clear

Stethoscope
Image caption The plans for the health centre have been revised due to problems with a play park relocation

Councillors are being advised to agree plans for a new medical centre in Dumfries for more than 10,000 patients.

NHS Dumfries and Galloway has submitted revised plans to develop a site at Lochfield Road in the town.

The application is now being recommended for approval, subject to a number of conditions, and will go before committee next week.

The original application has been amended due to problems with plans to relocate a play park in the area.

The health board is proposing a two storey facility which would house two GP practices, as well as the Alcohol and Drugs Advisory Service.

A pharmacy is also included in the plans as is car-parking for 25 members of staff and 70 visitors.

A report to go before the Nithsdale area committee next week recommends that councillors back the application to allow NHS Dumfries and Galloway to meet a Scottish government funding deadline.

However, a list of conditions are attached, including that the development must be started within three years and that issues concerning road and travel demands as well as external finishes and landscaping are addressed.

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites