PLANS for a medical centre at Pauls Moss have been resubmitted by developers.

Earlier this year, plans to redevelop the site, which involved the demolition of the historic Pauls Moss House, were rejected by Shropshire Council, forcing developers into a rethink.

New funding is being accessed by project partners for new plans which will retain the house.

The proposals for Pauls Moss include a new medical centre, 71 apartments providing accommodation for the over 55s, a community space and café, as well as the integration of Pauls Moss House into the scheme.

A spokesman for Save Pauls Moss said: “The new medical centre looks fantastic and we are delighted that work to build this crucial health care facility is at last progressing.

“The welcome retention of Pauls Moss House is obviously key to obtaining planning approval for the new scheme, but we have noted that sadly many of the original and valuable internal features may be sacrificed in the refurbishment, we hope this will be re-thought.

“We would also like to see the continued concerns of the residents of Pauls Moss Court about their loss of privacy, open space and safe walking, addressed.”

The development will bring the town’s existing GP practices together under one roof, while also addressing the needs of a growing, ageing population, and the effect will be a total revitalisation of medical provision in the town.

The Wrekin Housing Group will lead on the project, in partnership with Shropshire Council, and NHS Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Wayne Gethings, group chief executive at The Wrekin Housing Group said: “We are pleased to have submitted plans for this development that will provide modern medical facilities and high quality accommodation for the over-55s.

“In recent weeks we have been working hard with our partners at Shropshire Council and Shropshire CCG to alter the designs in a way that still meets the required standards for 21st century medical and extra care settings.”

Councillor Dean Carroll, cabinet member with responsibilities for adult social care and health, added: “Our main focus is to work with our partners to ensure the best possible provision of healthcare for the Whitchurch community.

“The development of the medical centre will help meet the needs of the local community and reflect the future design and delivery of health and social care services.”

Dr Julian Povey, chairman of NHS Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group and GP, said: “The CCG is pleased that a fresh application for Pauls Moss has been put forward.

“It is a really exciting project that will provide purpose-built health and social care facilities on one single, dedicated site, supporting patients and local people.”

The planning consultation is now open for comments from members of the public, with the application to be discussed by the planning committee on October 15.

Final delivery of the project is still subject to planning approval and the appropriate finances being available.