Surgery plans to improve services

Celebrating the plans for an extension to Parkside Surgery are practice manager Dave Harding (centre) with, from left, GPs Dr Mo Morsy, Dr Simon Lowe, Dr Muna Razzak and Dr Phil Harris. DJ

Celebrating the plans for an extension to Parkside Surgery are practice manager Dave Harding (centre) with, from left, GPs Dr Mo Morsy, Dr Simon Lowe, Dr Muna Razzak and Dr Phil Harris. DJ

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MAJOR extension and refurbishment plans which aim to ‘future proof’ one of Boston’s doctors surgeries have been granted by the borough council.

The planning committee approved the plans for a two-storey and first-floor extension to Parkside Surgery, on Tawney Street, including the demolition of the former Jaguar Showroom.

Practice manager Dave Harding said the extension was needed to ‘future proof’ against a growing population and number of service users in the town.

He said: “The current practice is too small for purpose and we need more clinical space.

“The population of Boston is growing so the Primary Care Trust needs to invest in the area.”

Lincolnshire Co-operative, which owns the pharmacy and land, put forward the application. A spokesman said the extension, described as a new health centre, will provide a wider range of community facilities.

The decision to grant the planning application was made unanimously by councillors on Tuesday.

Portfolio holder for health issues Coun Stephen Woodliffe said he believed the plans would significantly improve the provision of community medical services in Boston.

He said strict conditions would ensure the character of the area and highway safety.

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