DUDLEY councillors have welcomed plans for a new £3 million health centre for Pensnett.
The two-storey building was given the thumbs up by members of the Development Control Committee for the site of a vacant petrol station in High Oak, with councillors praising the impact the NHS
Dudley facility will have for the residents of Pensnett and Brockmoor.
The state-of-the-art centre, which is being developed in conjunction with Dudley Infracare Lift, will offer a range of treatments and services including physiotherapy, speech and language therapy
Doctors from the nearby High Oak Surgery will be relocating to the new facility and community rooms and a library link will also be available.
Committee chairman, Councillor Rachel Harris, said: “ This is certainly kick starting the regeneration for the area. As someone who has watched and waited for nigh on 15 years for a new health care
centre for this area, it is really very welcomed indeed. Hopefully we will see it rise from the site fairly rapidly.”