First images released of proposed new hospital
An illustration of the new West Suffolk Hospital development
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has submitted an application for outline planning permission for a new hospital to replace the existing West Suffolk Hospital.
It comes after the trust announced Hardwick Manor estate in Bury St Edmunds as the preferred site for the new hospital.
And the application to the local planning authority follows a programme of extensive engagement with public, staff, and partners, from which close to 1,800 feedback forms were received.
The application is based around a broad parameter plan and includes a highly-detailed assessment of how the proposed facility will impact its environment, including, traffic, ecology, views, and hydrology.
The hospital has been designed by Ryder Architecture with Hoare Lea acting as M&E consultant.
Trust interim chief executive, Craig Black, said: “The outline planning application seeks permission for the initial impression of the project and how it might fit into its surroundings.
“We thank everyone who has participated in the engagement opportunities we have provided so far; your input is invaluable, and we look forward to working with stakeholders as the project progresses.” /