Monday, 16 July 2018

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THE redevelopment of Townlands Hospital in Henley has finally been given the go-ahead.

Plans for the £8.7million “health campus” were given conditional approval by NHS Property Services following a 10-year fight by campaigners.

The news, which was exclusively revealed on the Henley Standard’s website on Friday, was greeted with joy by residents, politicians and healthcare professionals.

Ian Reissmann, chairman of the Townlands Steering Group, said: “This is wonderful news. Thank you to the community for making sure that we didn’t ever give up.” In a statement, NHS Property Services said the approval was “subject to the resolution of a small number of commercial issues, which we expect to be resolved in the coming days”.

On Tuesday, the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group confirmed its approval of revised revenue costs for the redevelopment.

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