Ashtead chemist submits new plan for village pharmacy

Leatherhead Advertiser
By Alexander Robertson
Saturday, February 02, 2013

A CHEMIST whose application for a new pharmacy in Ashtead was rejected by NHS chiefs has asked for permission to open on a different site.

Abdool Kureeman, owner of Buckley Pharmacy in Barnett Wood Lane, wants to open a new pharmacy in The Street to serve residents in Upper Ashtead.

In June, Mr Kureeman submitted plans for a new independent chemist’s at the site of the former Lloyds pharmacy – which closed in February – but it was rejected.

However, he has now submitted plans for a pharmacy at the vacant Barclay’s Bank, and supporters are calling for residents to show their support by writing to the NHS.

Gillian Russell, of residents’ group Save Ashtead’s Village Environment (Save), which is supporting the application, said: “It is imperative that the main shopping road in Ashtead has a pharmacy.

“Since Lloyds pharmacy closed in February, Upper Ashtead people have had to travel to Craddocks Parade or Barnett Wood Lane for medication…