A new health centre in the village of Llanbradach is set to open towards the end of 2016, it has been revealed.
Local Plaid Cymru councillors have welcomed the news after a decade of campaigning.
A proposal document for the new centre, to be located at the old All Saints’ Church site, has been accepted by Aneurin Bevan University Health Board this month.
It proposes appointing a third party developer by October with a final completion date set for October 2016.
The health board, which will have to give final approval in September, 2015, will then rent the new premises.
Ward member Councillor Colin Mann, who is also leader of the Plaid Cymru group on Caerphilly council, said: “It has taken many years to get the various agencies talking together in order to push forward the scheme which is much needed to replace the out-of-date surgeries which exist at present.
“Fortunately the doctors who serve the village have been very supportive.
“Two large petitions from the village have been presented to the health board, proving the support of local people and we have also had a lot of help from United Welsh Housing Association, which owns the former church site.”