Brownsover clinic plan approved by Rugby councillors

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A medical and community centre by the Hollowell Way shops in Brownsover was approved by Rugby Borough Council on Wednesday night.

The surgery proposed is four or five times the size of the existing one and the development would also contain a separate community centre.

The original plans were submitted and approved in 2011, but have been re-submitted after a some minor alterations.

Its location is described as being on land adjacent to the existing doctors surgery in Bow Fell, Brownsover.

It’s unclear when the development may start as although the applicant, Dr S Kavuri, has three years to commence work, several conditions must be met before work begins, including details of the colours and textures of the building materials and an environmental report being submitted to Rugby Borough Council.

In their report, council officers said: “It was previously concluded that although the proposed development was removing an area of open space there were areas of open space close by and that the benefits of the new medical centre and community centre would outweigh that of the negatives of losing this open space from this area.

“The proposed development would have minimal impact on the surrounding area .”

Officials have recommended that councillors on the borough council’s planning committee should approve the development.