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New doctors surgery proposed for King’s Lynn

Plans have been submitted to build a new doctors’ surgery in Lynn.

Southgates Medical and Surgical Centre wants to build a new surgery for three GPs on the Nar Ouse Regeneration Area (NORA) in South Lynn.

The practice is buying land from the Homes and Communities Agency and hopes to have the site built later this year.

The £250 million NORA initiative is one of West Norfolk’s largest regeneration projects to build hundreds of homes, commercial sites and an Enterprise Centre.

Southgates is one of the town’s biggest medical centres with a yearly list of more than 500 patients and has been told that the current site in Goodwins Road is unlikely to sustain further extensions.

A reserved matters planning application to build the new medical centre on a site in Morston Drift has been submitted to West Norfolk Council in December.

The planning statement said: “This medical centre will be ideally situated to serve the residents of South Lynn, most of whom being able, could easily walk to it.

“With the eventual development of the NORA site, it will sit in a relatively central position.

“It is also close to the primary school and the community centre – as well as to the facilities on the overall NORA site when they are built.”

The proposed surgery would be a satellite centre for the main practice.

It accommodate three doctors along with ancillary support services.

The surgery’s general manager Noel McGivern said in the supporting planning statement that the plans have been financed by NHS Norfolk.

 

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