A DECISION on whether to build a new medical centre in Broadway should be made today as the application goes before council planners.

The two-storey medical centre would be built on land to the west of Station Road in Broadway and would replace the existing surgery in the centre of the village.

Plans include five GP consulting rooms, two GP registrar rooms, two treatment and minor surgery rooms as well as various rooms for health care assistants, nurse practitioners and district nurses.

A number of offices and meeting rooms would occupy the first floor.

A new 65-space car park has also been included in the plans and would also have disabled spaces, electric car charging bays and cycle storage as well as an ambulance bay.

A report, to be discussed by Wychavon District Council's planning committee today (April 4), said the medical centre would be accessed by car by building a new road from Station Road and a new ramped and stepped entrance would also be built.

Council planners received 72 comments supporting the plan because a new medical centre was much needed in Broadway and would create jobs, would provide a good range of medical facilities and outpatient services, would provide better car parking compared to the existing surgery and have good disabled access.

Five comments objecting to the plan were sent including one which stated the design of the building was inappropriate on a main road into Broadway.

Highways bosses at Worcestershire County Council called for the plan to be deferred so issues over pedestrian access could be addressed properly.

The county council said it would like to see the medical centre connected to a nearby bus stop properly before it could support the plan.