Wellspring Medical Center resubmits expansion plans

EXTENSION plans for a medical practice that were rejected earlier this year have been resubmitted.

Wellspring Medical Center on Park Road in Risca submitted plans to build a two-storey extension in mid-November last year.

But in January Caerphilly County Borough Council refused to give the green light to the expansion after saying the works would result in an “artificial and overbearing appearance”.

The location of the surgery – which is opposite a series of residential streets – has also proved problematic, with the council noting that the proposed expansion “would detract from the setting of the wider character and appearance of The area”.

Revised plans for the expansion of Wellspring Surgery at Risca.

Residents also took to social media to voice their concerns over the initial plans, saying the expansion would be an eyesore.

However, the surgery came up with a revised plan, following the recommendations.

What do the plans show?

The plans are still to have the surgery on two floors, but unlike the previous proposal, these new plans show a significant change to the ground floor of the surgery.

Currently, there are six consulting rooms at Wellspring Surgery, but if approved, plans are to expand to 10 rooms.

The waiting room would also be moved to the center of the building.

South Wales Argus: Revised plans for expansion of Wellspring Surgery to Risca.Revised plans for the expansion of Wellspring Surgery at Risca.

Offices and staff spaces would be moved to the first floor of the extension with the aim of making them more private and secure compared to the public spaces below.

You can view the revised plans here: https://bit.ly/3vxK1zu

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