THERE has been a mixed response so far from patients to plans to combine three GP practices as part of a £36m development in the city centre.

The Cornmarket clinic would combine the King Edward Street Medical Practice, as well as both 27 and 28 Beaumont Street Medical Practices. Forming part of the Jesus College redevelopment of Northgate House, it would include a ground floor entrance from Market Street, with 27 consulting and treatment rooms in the basement.

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Residents have been invited to give their thoughts on the application, which was submitted to Oxford City Council last month.

Dr Lizy Townshend, in an objection to the plan said she was concerned about the lack of on-street parking.

She said she had received care at 27 and at 28 Beaumont Street during a difficult pregnancy which impacted her mobility, saying: "I would not have been able to walk from the bus stops. I relied on being able to park a car outside the GP surgeries."

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She said in a case like hers a Blue Badge was not eligible and no buses were close enough. She did add, however, if some patient parking was set aside, this would help address her fears.

Penelope Lenon, another Beaumont Street patient, submitted a comment supporting the

application, writing: "I welcome the prospect of their moving to larger, more modern and purpose-designed premises offering better facilities and more patient services."

People have until August 6 to submit a comment, with a decision expected by the end of next month.