Update from Becky Jones, Programme Director
Following the £21.9m awarded for the development of the health and care campus on Outwoods site at Queen’s Hospital in Burton, partners have been working on next steps concerning the overall layout. Two workshops have been completed to review the site masterplan, which were supported by a wide range of health, local authority, voluntary sector and private sector stakeholders. The feedback from these sessions has been extremely helpful in ensuring the overall planning for the site reflects the developing model of care.
NHS England and Staffordshire County Council continue to work very closely to deliver the Greenwood House Health & Wellbeing Centre. The planning application is currently being considered by Lichfield District Council. The outline business case has been submitted to NHS England’s Project Appraisal Unit for approval. All parties are working through draft legal agreements with the aim of finalising these as soon as possible.
The first phase of the Longton South scheme is making good progress. A pre-application planning consultation event was held in May to give patients, public and staff a further opportunity to provide feedback. Minor revisions were then made to the site plan and layouts following this feedback. The plans have now been signed-off by the CCG and a planning application has been submitted to Stoke-on-Trent City Council. In addition, the outline business case has been submitted to the NHS England Project Appraisal Unit for approval with a decision expected in July.