|Council called in to resolve hospital dispute|
Conservators and Primary Care Trust clash over land issues
Councillors are set to answer a plea for help from the body which looks after Putney Common which could help to unlock land needed for a new primary care centre at Putney Hospital.
Plans for the new health facility have been stalled while the Wimbledon and Putney Commons
The problem arises because the conservators have no legal power to grant access rights to the
Now the conservators are seeking the support of the council for a parliamentary bill which
Council leader Edward Lister said "People in Putney are fed up seeing the old hospital standing there rotting away. The building is a local eyesore and a scandalous waste of NHS resources.
"This is not about building on commons land - it is about regularising the access to a
"The PCT has to get moving on the new clinic. The conservators who are responsible for the
The conservators' request for council support will be considered by the corporate resources
The conservators are also seeking backing from the Putney Society and Merton and Richmond
July 21, 2005