Developer’s plan for health centre goes in

Bill Ibbersons plans for Sugden Mill site in Brighouse. This is the first stage of the plans which includes a health centre
Bill Ibbersons plans for Sugden Mill site in Brighouse. This is the first stage of the plans which includes a health centre

PLANS for a multi-million pound health centre in the heart of Brighouse have been submitted for the controversial Mill Royd Street site.

Developer Bill Ibberson has applied for outline planning permission to build the first phase of his planned development for the site in Mill Royd Street.

The site is currently occupied by Crowtree’s Garage, Tourer World Caravans and the Sugden Mill buildings.

As well as a health centre, there would be a care home on higher floors.

The application prepared by Acorn Architectural says that jobs within the local community will be created with the opening of the care home, and further jobs will be provided by a medium sized shop associated with the health centre.

The development is to have a total of five storeys, one of which is the lower ground floor which is to be allocated for parking.

The accommodation contained within the health centre and the care home, will be further developed once the number of doctor’s practices relocating into the new building are known and once the care home provider has been appointed.

Councillor Colin Stout (Ind, Brighouse) said it would tidy up the site and create employment. “It is nice to see people investing in this economic climate.”

People can comment on the plans before March 23. A decision is due on May 21.