The long-proposed medical surgery on Penglais Hill finally received planning permission this week. The application has been altered from the original in order to accommodate concerns of local residents who have been keen to protect the beautiful 'Dingle' lying between the site and Dan y Coed. Since the application was first put forward a public right of way has been declared running alongside the Dingle. The application site has therefore been narrowed and lengthened in order to place less pressure on the path.
As well as a doctors' surgery the new development will also include a students' medical centre, dentist surgery and nursery. A landscaping plan has been devised with the aim of protecting as many trees on the site as possible. When completed it is expected that Padarn Surgery will move to the new site.