Medical practice can use temporary huts for 18 months

March 29 2016

Medical practice can use temporary huts for 18 months

BISHOPSTON Medical Practice has been given permission by the Council planning committee to use Portacabins at their Nevil Road site for the next three years.

The surgery has been searching for new accommodation since it was served notice to leave the Logan Road premises, as the landlords want the building back. Working from the Nevil Road site is a temporary measure while a longer term premises solution is sought.

The medical practice had planned to move into accommodation at the Bristol North Baths development but withdrew from the project due to difficulties and delays with the project. Bishopston councillor, Daniella Radice, commented: “I am pleased that we have retained a doctor’s surgery within walking distance of many of my constituents in the short term. This is not an ideal situation by any means as I do not think 21 st century services should be delivered in temporary buildings.

“The planning committee, although not accepting my proposal for a two-year permission, insisted that the practice report back on their search for another location after 18 months. I spoke to the practice manager after the meeting and was assured that they are actively looking for alternative accommodation in the area and will continue to do so.”