A developer will gift land for a medical centre to a Tetbury health practice as part of a plan to build new homes in the Gloucestershire town.
Stonewood Partnerships, based in nearby Tormarton, has exchanged contracts with landowner Geoff Turbott and The Phoenix Health Group and is working on a detailed planning application to Cotswold District Council for the homes at Worwell Farm in Cirencester Road.
The plan would include around 28 sustainable homes on the 5.35 acre site, with one acre set aside for the centre, which is currently in leased premises in Long Street.
Stonewood land director James Petherick said: “It’s an exciting plan for the town. The GPs carried out a sequential site analysis to decide upon the best location for a new Medical Centre and found that this is the most suitable. Their current site offers very little parking and the proposals here include the potential for a pharmacy and dentist surgery.”
Dr Peter Hill of the Phoenix Health Group said: “We are very excited to have an opportunity to build a new GP surgery for Tetbury at Worwell Farm.
“The lease for our existing premises expired in July 2021 and our landlords kindly extended it until January 2025. New premises will then be needed to keep a GP surgery in Tetbury.
“We hope to create a bespoke purpose-built facility that will improve patient experience and keep services local as well aiding recruitment of healthcare staff to the area.”
The new homes are proposed to be of similar high quality design and energy-saving capability as the 88 homes Stonewood Partnerships is building at Orchard Field in Siddington, which have generated huge interest since the site’s sales office opened.
The proposed scheme will include enhancing a public footpath that leads to the Tetbury Trail.
“It will improve the public access to the trail which be another benefit to the town,” said Mr Petherick.
Stonewood has also recently restored and refurbished The Priory in Tetbury, creating a five-bedroom house, a mews house and seven apartments within the 18th century former priory.
Mr Petherick said: “We will be submitting a planning application for this exciting scheme by September. Building these houses will allow us to gift the land, complete with all the services, to the Phoenix so that it can develop a modern, purpose-built surgery that will be fit for the future and be able to serve the growing town.”
For more about the company’s upcoming developments search for Stonewood Partnerships.