DEBATES continue over the future of plans to build a cancer centre on land left to the people of Taunton.

Somerset West and Taunton Council is continuing to discuss options after planning permission was granted to build a Maggies Cancer Centre on the children's play area at Galmington Playing Fields.

The two-storey building would be an after-treatment centre featuring a kitchen, exercise room, library and multi-purpose room, and would cater for around 7,500 visits a year providing support for cancer patients and their families.

A new children’s play area would be built elsewhere on the park to replace the current one, which is currently run-down, featuring little more than two swings.

But residents are against the proposed plans to build the centre on the play area, as the land was gifted to the people of Galmington and is now held in trust by the council.

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They say they are not opposed to the centre coming to Taunton, but the chosen land was a ‘deed of gift’ left to the people by former Taunton MP, Brigadier Andrew Hamilton Gault in 1931 and they fear opening the flood gates to other developments on open spaces.

The council is set to discuss whether or not to lift the convenant at an open full council meeting - hopefully in November. 

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