The old Meads doctors' surgery in Grange Road, Uckfield, which is to be demolished.

Old Meads doctors’ surgery, Uckfield, to be demolished

The old Meads doctors’ surgery in Grange Road, Uckfield, is to be demolished.

The site is owned by The Thomas Scanlon Trust, which has displayed a notice of its intention to demolish the building on a gate post.

Wealden Council says that prior approval is not required before the work is carried out.

The old surgery has been empty since the new Meads Medical Centre opened a year ago on the West Park Estate in Uckfield.

The Thomas Scanlan Trust builds homes for the retired and already has bungalows and flats in Baker Court and Oaklea Way. The trust also has houses at Lion Mews off Framfield Road.

There is no indication yet of what will happen to the site once it has been cleared.

Demolition process

Contractors have submitted details of the demolition process to the council.

An officer’s report says: “… the supporting information submitted indicates that the proposed method of demolition will ensure appropriate working methods will be undertaken to mitigate adverse impacts to the neighbouring properties.”

It goes on to say that the methodology confirms the demolition process will require appropriate environmental and safe working arrangements including noise and dust management, security fencing, and protection of local roads.

“All arisings are to be safely removed from site and the land will be left in a safe and clear condition following the demolition works.”

The site is subject to a Tree Protection Order with trees there including sycamore, sweet chestnut, lime, yew, Irish yew, holly, north American box elder.

Wealden Council says the demolition notification does not infer consent to remove trees affected by the Tree Protection Order.

old Meads doctors' surgery demolition notice

A segment of a notice announcing the intention of the Thomas Scanlan Trust to demolish the old Meads doctors’ surgery in Grange Road, Uckfield.

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