Subject to planning permission, a dentist surgery could be opening in East Wichel. A planning application has been submitted on behalf of dentist Keith George to turn what was Taylor Wimpey’s last East Wichel sales office into a dental surgery. The surgery, named ‘Wichelstowe Dental Care’ in the application, would have three dentists and a hygienist and provide both NHS and private services. The application, S/17/2027, allows the practice to be open up to six days a week — from 8 am to 7 pm Mondays to Fridays, and from 8 am to 1 pm on Saturdays.
With the slow progress that’s been a feature of East Wichel’s development we’re not expecting dental treatment to be available in Wichelstowe soon. But we’re hopeful that — Swindon Borough Council planners permitting — there’ll be a dentist in East Wichel before the end of next year.