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Hospital plans for Leeds submitted

Words: Laura Edgar
CGI of Leeds hospital proposal / Lichfields

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has submitted plans for a major hospital development in the city centre.

Proposals for the ‘state-of-the-art’ adults’ hospital include theatres for day case procedures and added critical care facilities, as well as a new Leeds Children’s Hospital at the Leeds General Infirmary site, opposite Millennium Square.

In autumn 2018, the trust held a two-month engagement period with people from Leeds and the wider region ahead of submitting the outline planning application.

The trust’s acting chief executive Yvetter Oade said the engagement period led to an increase in the number of parking spaces outlined in the planning application in response to concerns expressed by the community.

The development of the hospital is part of an ambitious 10-year programme to transform healthcare for patients in Leeds and the wider region, called Hospitals of the Future. 

Leeds City Council’s planning department will consider the outline application while the trust continues its planning process, which involves submitting an outline business case for the development. This will then be subject to the appropriate NHS review and approvals process.

Planning consultancy Lichfields provided the trust with strategic town planning and heritage advice. 

Image credit | Lichfields