Plan to demolish old GPs’ surgery

Planning
Planning

A second planning application has been submitted to Crawley Borough Council seeking consent to demolish a former doctors’ surgery.

The application – CR/2013/0397/FUL – from Ashcrost Homes & Southern Ltd, calls for the demolition of Leacroft at 117 Ifield Road, and neighbouring properties up to number 121. It includes the building of 12 new homes – three detached, six semi-detached and three terraced – 22 parking spaces, landscaping and a new access road.In 2011, patients opposed the decision by Leacroft Medical Practice to close the West Green surgery in favour of its Langley Green premises. A previous application – for 13 new homes on the site – was submitted in January and refused by the council in April. A decision is expected to be reached by November 7.