Thumbs up to Cotmanhay GP surgery

Cotmanhay medical centre is looking at buying the corner bit of land on Skeeavingtons lane. local councullors Chris Corbett council leader, Carol Hart lead member community and Geoffrey Smith lead member regeneration and planning.
Cotmanhay medical centre is looking at buying the corner bit of land on Skeeavingtons lane. local councullors Chris Corbett council leader, Carol Hart lead member community and Geoffrey Smith lead member regeneration and planning.

A NEW health centre for Cotmanhay was given the final go-ahead by councillors last night.

Alongside a doctors’ surgery, it is thought there will be a chemist, phlebotomy services and a citizens advice based in the new state-of-the-art centre to be built on vacant land in Skeavington’s Lane.

The new health centre will replace the surgery in Cotmanhay Road, which is in the same building as former solicitors Walter, Scott and Ross.

Members of Erewash Borough Council’s planning committee voted unanimously for the plan last night.

Cllr Glennice Birkin said: “It’s something nice happening for Cotmanhay at last.

“I am sure the residents will approve of it and appreciate the niceness of the building.”

The land, formerly home to the Cotmanhay Community Education and Youth Centre, is owned by the council.

The Advertiser exclusively revealed in January last year the authority’s plans to sell it to the highest bidder.

Dr John Ashcroft from the Old Station Surgery told us he hoped a GP surgery would be built there at the time,.

For more see next week’s Advertiser out Thursday April 12.