NHS Comment

The South East Kent Clinical Commissioning Group has commented on the planning application. They have requested an upfront s106 contribution of £151200 to allow an extension of the Oaklands surgery to deal with the extra demand. They note that other developments have been allowed in Hythe with no such contribution which has impacted on the practices in the town such that there is no spare capacity. They list the risks of not requiring the s106 contribution. But what they don’t address is how the proposed extension of the surgery will be staffed.