Depending on the outcome of the upcoming Parrs Lane Planning Inquiry, the Aughton Surgery management has instructed Assura HC Limited to act as a third party developer to secure new practice premises. Assura confirmed its interest to WainHomes on 14th November 2017, as the attached letter shows. It comes as no surprise that a proposed D1 Use for Long Lane might re-emerge after the Aughton Surgery withdrew from the original proposal. But the emergence of a Developers’ map shows the new D1 to be near the corner of Parrs Lane/Prescot Road behind Crossways. Assura seems intent on stating its case for the creation of “New GP premises to enable the practice to meet the demands of modern primary healthcare” and “…serve a patient list size of nearly 6,000 people”. It also cites a “lack of available clinical rooms”, something not immediately obvious to those of us on the practice list. The map indicates that a public footpath link from Prescot Road into the proposed surgery would create a pedestrian road crossing hazard from those living in and around Town Green side, which, combined with current school traffic, will be exceptionally dangerous.