Ratby Medical Centre

Overview

Replacement state of the art medical centre

Challenges

Development outside of a Settlement Boundary, Highways, Flood zone 2

Collaborating to secure planning permission for a new state-of-the-art medical centre for the village of Ratby, Leicestershire.

McLoughlin Planning was part of a team engaged with West Hart Partnership, collaborating together to secure planning permission for a new state-of-the-art medical centre for the village of Ratby, Leicestershire.

The need for the new practice was driven by the poor standard of the existing surgery facilities and the need to accommodate increasing numbers of patients, the current building is virtually at capacity. The number, size, design and configuration of rooms, corridors and waiting areas, meant that staff are regularly unable to find a suitable room to accommodate services.

We provided the planning policy justification for the new Medical Centre, balancing the need for this essential part of Community infrastructure against planning polices restricting development outside the village settlement boundary. Our work drew heavily on previous experience of dealing with community infrastructure projects, with particular reference to development outside of settlements where development opportunities are limited.

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