A PROPOSED new doctors' surgery has 'overwhelming support' among residents, despite council concerns that it is unneighbourly.

Gareth Clarke, the chair of the Great Western Park Residents Association has backed the plans to build the health centre on the estate, saying its construction is well overdue.

Didcot Town Council has objected to the plans due to their 'overbearing' nature and lack of parking spaces.

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But Mr Clarke said the association hasn't heard any objections to the facility.

He added: "It looks modern and ascetically pleasing to most. More parking provision would be nice but it is appreciated that this would not be practical in the space available and reflects a trend of inadequate parking across GWP.

"Virtually all the current adjoining properties are three storey and these plans align with this. The surgery itself has always been on the master plans, so I can't imagine it will be a surprise to residents.

"The current wasteland and lack of provision is definitely not preferable to what has been proposed."

Vale of White Horse council's planning team is still talking to the Oxfordshire CCG about the application and hasn't yet made a recommendation.