Bury St Edmunds surgery amends pharmacy plans and offers to meet residents

Pharmacy plans amended

Pharmacy plans amended

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A GP surgery has sought to address concerns over a controversial pharmacy after drawing up amended plans and offering to meet residents to discuss the issue.

Partners at the Swan Surgery, in Northgate Street, Bury, have submitted an application to St Edmundsbury Borough Council to continue to use part of the building as a pharmacy.

The plans include nine extra car parking spaces and a drop off bay for delivery vans and ambulances. It also contains results of a survey which found that noise created by visits to the phramcy when the surgery is not open ‘does not go above the normal level of noise in the area’.

Dr John Gove said there will be no needle exchange or methadone prescriptions.

A previous application was rejected by the council’s development control committee but the pharmacy has been open since February.

Residents can now make an appointment to talk about the plans from 6.45-9pm on July 30 and 31 by calling 01284 770440.