Moseley Move Over GP Surgery


By Richard Lutz

The bedeviled plan to shut down Moseley’s Wake Green Surgery and move it to the former Meteor Ford site may inch forward this week.

Moseley redevelopment site

The city council has organised a public meeting on Thurs (Dec 9th) to take in public opinion about this much delayed project.

Currently the Ford site, on the corner of Wake Green Road and Oxford Road, remains derelict after the car company packed up and left.

As for the GP surgery, it is cramped and outmoded. The doctors want to move. The Ford site proposal calls for a food store, surgery, 14 sheltered flats and car parking. But there is public opposition.

The Moseley Forum, a community organisation, says on its website that the plan has not taken into account excess traffic; how the new store (possibly a Tesco) will hit shopping; and, also the lack of enough car parking spaces. The council planners want to see the plan go through.

The Thursday meeting will give residents a chance to tell the councillors and city officials what they think. These comments will go forward to the local authority’s planning committee to aid in a final decision- maybe as early as January.

The meeting takes place at 6.30pm at St. Columba’s Church on the corner of Alcester Road and Chantry Road.