‘Patient power’ has won the day following the Church Commissioners’ decision to withdraw a planning application to convert the long-standing doctors’ surgery at 41 Connaught Square into luxury flats.
Following a massive campaign against the loss of the 100 year old surgery, which serves over 8,000 local residents, the Church Commissioners have bowed to pressure and have withdrawn the planning applications for both Connaught Square and Sussex Gardens where they had proposed to relocate the surgery.
Labour Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg, who has been supporting residents’ campaign, said:
“This is very good news and a victory for common sense. Residents were rightly angry that their very good doctors’ surgery was being taken from them. It is vital that local health services in central London are protected from further attack.”
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