The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has given his approval for the Trust's planning applications to regenerate the Springfield Hospital site.
Download the decision notice and Inspector's report here:
Decision notice and report (PDF 3.93 MB)
For further information, please see the Trust's press release.
The public inquiry into the planning applications came to an end on November 18th, after sitting for two weeks.
The Planning Inspector has submitted her report, with recommendations, to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.
For access to documents that the Trust submitted as part of the appeal, please see the Springfield Hospital Appeal website.
The planning inspector, Mrs Ava Wood Diparch MRTPI held a pre-inquiry meeting on 12 September to agree arrangements for the public inquiry for the Trust's appeal against the refusal of it's applications for Springfield. Further information can be found on the Springfield Hospital Appeal website.
At its meeting on 30 June, the Trust Board decided to appeal against Wandsworth Council's refusal of the outline planning application for the Springfield site.
At the meeting, the Board considered the issues raised in the Board paper and by members of the public. In making its decision, the Board underlined its commitment to improving facilities for patients and emphasised the Trust's primary purpose: the provision of mental health services in an environment which ensures the safety and dignity of patients.
For further information, see the Trust's press release.
Wandsworth Council's notice of its decision to refuse permission for the Trust's application to redevelop Springfield is now available.
The reasons cited for the refusal of the application relate to the potential impact on transport and on the Metropolitan Open Land.
Download a copy of the notice here:
Planning decision notice (PDF 69KB)
The Trust's outline planning application for Springfield was considered by Wandsworth Council's Planning Applications Committee at their meeting on Tuesday 7 December 2010. Though planning officers had recommended approval of the proposals, the Committee turned the application down.
The need to regenerate the site in order to provide new hospital facilities remains urgent. As the scheme is consistent with local and national planning policy and has the support of the Greater London Authority (GLA) as well as planning officers, the Trust agreed to consider appealing this refusal, making the final decision on our course of action is at its meeting on June 30 2011.
For more information, see the Trust's press release.
Planning officers at Wandsworth Council produced a report recommending approval of the outline planning application for Springfield on Monday 29 November.
The report describes the scheme as a "bold development proposal to help bring forward renewal of the hospital facilities and create new homes."
Download the full report here:
Planning officer's report (PDF 3.7MB)
The Trust's new outline planning application was submitted to Wandsworth Council in September. The Council ran a formal public consultation process until November 1, before its Planning Applications Committee considered the application.
The application documents were made available to the public on the outline planning application documents page, at Springfield, on the Council's website, and at its Planning Services offices. See our outline planning application page for further information about the application and to view the documents.
From Monday 5 to Friday 16 July 2010, local people, Trust staff and service users attended an exhibition of new proposals for the regeneration of the Springfield Hospital site. Visitors reviewed the proposals, completed comments forms, and, at the two staffed sessions, discussed the scheme with members of the planning team.
All comments received by July 30, including those from the exhibition, were taken into consideration by the planning team as they finalised the proposals for submission to the council.
Staff, service users, carers and members of the public visited the Springfield regeneration stall at this year's Good Practice Marketplace to look at the new proposals for the site. Members of the regeneration team were there to explain the scheme and answer questions about it. Visitors were also able to take a copy of the latest brochure and sign up to our mailing list.
Feedback from visitors to the stall was noted and taken into account as the proposals were finalised.
A brochure outlining details of the new proposals for Springfield's regeneration was distributed across Springfield and to more than 9,000 people around the site in June.
The brochure explains the background and aims of the regeneration programme and highlights the changes that have been made in response to feedback from the community on the last planning application.
Download the brochure here or contact the regeneration team to request a hard copy.
New proposals brochure (PDF 1.82 MB)
You can also download a building heights plan and key facts and figures which form the basis of the proposals set out in the brochure:
Building heights plan (PDF 1.11 MB)
Key facts and figures (PDF 56 KB)
All feedback received in response to these proposals was taken into consideration by the planning team. The finished outline planning application responds to it as far as possible.
A follow-up meeting was held in June for local representatives, residents, staff and service users who were invited to the Trust's public engagement workshop last December.
The meeting provided an update on the changes that have been made to the proposals for Springfield. Members of the planning team presented the new scheme and answered questions about it. Comments made at the meeting were taken into account by the team as they worked to finalise the proposals.
Find details of older events, news and related documents at regeneration news 2009.