A PLANNING application has been lodged to convert a former doctors surgery in Redditch into new apartments.

Millstream Surgery on Cherry Tree Walk, Batchley, was previously closed over patient safety fears. 

Now, a proposal has been submitted to convert the redundant building into eight one-bedroom apartments, with parking, associated works and an estate office.

The surgery was constructed in 1993, and operated as such until 2018, when the Care Quality Commission (CQC) issued court proceedings to close the facility on the grounds of patient safety.

The court upheld their case and the CQC closed Millstream with immediate effect, while operating Woodrow Medical Centre with temporary staff.

The CQC were unable to find other professionals of practises willing to take over the running of either surgery and advised patients to find alternative doctor surgeries in the area, resulting in both Millstream and Woodrow surgeries being permanently closed.

Previously, planning approval to demolish the surgery and construct six three-bedroom properties was given in April this year.