After a long campaign, local MP Caroline Spelman is delighted that NHS England has confirmed that funding will be made available for a development project at the North Arran Way GP premises in Solihull.
Caroline has been working hard with Dr Anand J Chitnis, Chair of NHS Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group, and Cllr Bob Sleigh, Chair of the Health & Wellbeing Board, for many months, to ensure that the development is able to go ahead.
Caroline Spelman says “I am absolutely delighted that the funding has been agreed for the development of the North Arran Way GP premises. This is a really significant decision for the community, which will go a long way to ensuring that the community has proper access to vital healthcare services.”
The North Arran Way development is part of the ongoing regeneration of Smith Wood Village Centre. The development is likely to include a specialist dental service and community services, as well as GP services.
The Smith Wood Village Centre project has so far seen developments including the opening of a new primary school in 2009 and the building of a new road linking Auckland Drive and Windward Way through to Kingfisher Drive. Construction of the phase 1 building, which will be home to retail and office facilities, began in April 2013.