Flooding puts Wiveliscombe surgery build on hold

Somerset County Gazette: An artist's impression of what the surgery off Croft Way could look like. An artist's impression of what the surgery off Croft Way could look like.

WORK on Wiveliscombe's new surgery has stalled... due to the weather.

Developers were expected on-site by January to begin work on the two-storey surgery off Croft Way, but severe flooding and heavy snowfall has halted progress.

Peter Moran, manager of Lister House Surgery, said: “The weather has caused disruption which delayed construction.

“We are expecting foundations to be dug at the end of February when, hopefully, the weather will be a bit kinder.”

Staff are moving from the current surgery because it is too small to accommodate patients.

Dr Moran said the new state-of-the-art centre will give them double the space.

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