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Statement re Ben Lynwood Medical Centre

On the 23 May 2017, the planning application for the new Medical Centre at Ben Lynwood (17/01188) was reviewed by the Planning Committee of Sunningdale Parish Council.

With an obligation to review the application based upon the planning regulations included in the National Planning Policy Framework, the RBWM Local Plan and the Ascot, Sunninghill and Sunningdale Neighbourhood Plan, the quorate Planning Committee were obliged to Object to the application due to contraventions of Planning policies.  This decision must stand until there are amends to the planning application and would not be reviewed either by Council or the Committee until this point.

As the proposed development at Ben Lynwood would incorporate the surgery of Kings Corner, Sunninghill and Ascot Parish Council also reviewed the application and objected to this development.

However, Sunningdale Parish Council remains in support of appropriate medical facilities for current and future residents and would welcome the opportunity to have a new doctors’ surgery to replace the existing facility at Magnolia House.  Therefore, over the past few weeks the Council entered a dialogue with the Doctors and Practice Manager of Magnolia House Surgery and the consultant for the CCG to ascertain if there was a way in which the required surgery could be facilitated, whilst maintaining the requirement upon Council to ensure that such development fits within the stated guidelines for the area as detailed in the Neighbourhood plan, for which the residents voted.

To that end, today, Tuesday 20th June, Sunningdale Parish Council and Paul Rowley, Consultant to the Clinical Commissioning Group and acting on behalf of both Magnolia House and Kings Corner Surgeries can confirm the following:

After gaining agreement with Ben Lynwood and the Associate Director of Primary Care in East Berkshire, it is confirmed that the application 17/01188 for the Medical Centre at Ben Lynwood will now take the relevant time to engage with both Parish Councils and the Borough Planning Department to review and make amends to the application where appropriate. 

We, the Parish Council, appreciate the emotiveness of this application and the real need to see better medical provision in the village.  However, would request that all interested parties understand that whilst processes happen in the background, it is not always possible to provide daily updates.   We will update our website at every occasion as additional information is published and remain available for questions from residents and interested parties through the office of the Clerk.   This will then ensure that every point is collated and recorded during the process.

We thank you for your interest and patience in this matter and confirm our commitment to working with the Practices, the CCG and Ben Lynwood during this process.

Planning Decision regarding the medical centre at Ben Lynwood

On the 23 May 2017, the planning application for the new Medical Centre at Ben Lynwood (17/01188) was review by the Planning Committee of Sunningdale Parish Council.

With an obligation to review the application based upon the planning regulations included in the National Planning Policy Framework, the RBWM Local Plan and the Ascot, Sunninghill and Sunningdale Neighbourhood Plan, the Planning Committee were obliged to Object to the application due to contraventions of Planning policies.  The full letter is available to view here.

The Parish Council is very much in support of appropriate medical facilities for current and future residents and would welcome the opportunity to have a new doctors’ surgery to replace the existing facility at Magnolia House.  However, as the elected members responsible for ensuring that development within the Parish is to the benefit of all, it behoves the council to ensure that such development fits within the stated guidelines for the area as detailed in the Neighbourhood plan for which the residents voted for.

As the proposed development at Ben Lynwood would incorporate the surgery of Kings Corner, Sunninghill and Ascot Parish Council also reviewed the application and objected to this development. Their letter can be found at here.

7th June 23:30 to 8th June 05:30 Temporary road closure at the level crossing on the A30 London Road, Sunningdale.

Date & times:

From Wednesday 7th June 2017 on 23:30 hours until 05:30 hours on Thursday 8th June 2017

Location:

between its junctions with the B383 Broomhall Lane and Ridge Mount Road.

Diversion:               For eastbound traffic is from the A30 junction with Grove End (slip road) to the A322, southbound past junction 3 of the M3, to the junction with the A319 Bagshot Road.  The diversion route continues eastwards, via the A319 Vicarage Road, to Chobham following the B383 Windsor Road, then northwards via the B383 Chobham Road, to rejoin the A30 at Sunningdale.  For traffic travelling westwards the diversion will by this route reversed except the link between the A322 and the A30 is an unnamed slip road. For vehicles over 18 Tonnes there will be an alternative diversion in place via the M25 & M3.

Reasons:                  To facilitate level crossing maintenance works.

 

Parish planning committee meeting to comment on the medical centre application – 17/01188

The Planning Committee of Sunningdale Parish Council will meet as scheduled on Tuesday 23rd May at 7:30pm in the community room at Broomhall Pavilion.

Amongst other applications, the Planning committee will review and comment upon the application made by Ben Lynwood for the new medical centre proposed to be built at the Ben Lynwood Care Village site.

Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Travellers – London Road Car Park

UPDATE 9th May

The Parish Council is pleased to be able to confirm all the Traveller caravans which arrived Friday 5th May have now moved on and although there is some litter left behind, this has been arranged to be collected.

We thank all of our residents for their diligence and for speedy notification and also our local Community Warden, Steve Saunders, who has co-ordinated the activities to bring about an early departure.

Post 8th May

The Parish Council has been made aware that there are Travellers back in Sunningdale Car Park (London Road). This occurred sometime around 3pm on Friday 5th May.

Plans have already been put into place by Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, co-ordinated by Steve Saunders our Community Warden.  These commenced on Friday afternoon along with actions by Thames Valley Police.

As further information is made available, this post will be updated.

Cancellation notice for Annual Parish Meeting

It is with regret and after taking the relevant advice, that the Sunningdale Parish Councillors have taken the decision to cancel the upcoming Annual Parish Meeting scheduled for the 2nd May 2017.

Unfortunately, due to the General Election, our guest speakers from the RBWM would be unable to comment on any of the elements of Local Planning and Infrastructure which may be covered in the Local Plan.

They, like us, are governed by election Purdah

the period leading up to an election, during which government departments generally refrain from making any new announcements

We will be re-scheduling the meeting for after the General Election on the 8th June and are happy to send you direct notification of the new date if you email us on:

info@sunningdaleparish.org.uk

Or call our Parish Office on 01344 874268