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Date published: 13th March 2017
The sale of land to allow a new £3.5m medical centre to be built in Cromer has been completed.
The deal between North Norfolk District Council and Medcentres involving land on Mill Road in Cromer, at the entrance to Cabbell Park, was formally completed on Friday, March 10.
The building of the medical centre, which will feature a GP surgery and pharmacy, can now move forwards and is expected to take between 12 and 15 months to complete. It will include more than 60 car parking spaces, with more than half dedicated to patients. Full planning permission was granted last summer.
The centre will share the Mill Road site with Cromer Football Club and form part of a community healthcare hub with nearby Cromer Hospital. The football club’s pitch was moved westwards at the end of last year and improvements made including refurbished team changing rooms and a new match officials’ changing facility.
Cllr Tom FitzPatrick, Leader of North Norfolk District Council, said: “The land sale is one of the last pieces in the jigsaw which will see a much needed medical centre built in Cromer.
“It is a pleasure to see this scheme come to fruition after so much hard work over the last three years.”
Cllr John Lee, ward member for Suffield Park, said: “Now the land sale is completed I fervently hope we can finally provide a home to Cromer Youth Football Club.”
Cllr Nigel Pearce, ward member for Suffield Park, said: “It is great news the project can now move forward hopefully with increased motivation and purpose to provide the future medical care Cromer's growing population will need.”
As previously agreed by the Council's Cabinet the capital receipt generated from the sale of the land will be ring fenced as a contribution to a new sports facility for the town.
Officers at North Norfolk District Council continue to discuss potential options for this facility with landowners and hope to report to Cabinet on this matter in the summer.
Picture credit: MEDCENTRES
Last updated: 13th March 2017