We understand that the NHS Foundation Trust will be submitting an outline Planning Application with Babergh for the redevelopment of the Walnuttree Hospital site. There was some talk about the Health Authority just marketing the site ‘as seen.’
This outline Application will be based around the plans which have already been exhibited for public consultation and will involve the retention and conversion of the core of the old Workhouse building. If approved they will then seek a developer to bring forward a full Planning Application and undertake the work. This is exactly what the Society has been arguing for but we also want to see the Out Patients Department at the entrance to the site retained for community use.