Update on education and healthcare facilities
Countryside is committed to the delivery of NHS and educational infrastructure at Westcombe Park, having entered into agreements to provide £4.5 million for the delivery of on-site GP-led services as well as early years, primary and secondary schooling.
The NHS (Mid and South Essex) have confirmed that they are progressing with their discussions to establish a new branch surgery, in association with Longfield Medical Centre and Blackwater Medical Centre.
Countryside is committed to facilitating the new NHS medical facilities within the proposed local centre, which will be fit for the future and allow new and future residents to receive appropriate GP-led care. Countryside will also be making an initial financial contribution of £430,000 for the provision of these services.
We have also made good progress on our commitment to supporting the provision of a new primary and associated early years facilities on-site. We are working with Essex County Council to finalise the agreement necessary to transfer the site for the two-form entry Primary School and Early Years facility. Westcombe Park, alongside support from the other developments within the North Heybridge Garden Suburb, have committed substantial financial contributions to facilitate Essex County Council delivering the school.