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Outline planning application submitted for a replacement West Suffolk Hospital

We have submitted an application for outline planning permission for a new hospital to be built on the Hardwick Manor estate which will replace the existing West Suffolk Hospital.

In December 2020, we announced Hardwick Manor in Bury St Edmunds as the preferred site for the new hospital.

Following a programme of extensive engagement with public, staff and partners throughout 2021, from which close to 1,800 feedback forms were received, we have submitted an application to the local planning authority for outline planning consent.

This application is based around a broad parameter plan and includes a highly detailed assessment of how the proposed facility will impact its environment, including, traffic, ecology, views and hydrology. The application can be viewed on the West Suffolk Council planning portal at and by searching reference DC/22/0593/HYB. All feedback relating to the application should be directed to the local planning authority via the online planning portal.

Trust interim chief executive Craig Black said: “The outline planning application seeks permission for the initial impression of the project and how it might fit into its surroundings.

“We thank everyone who has participated in the engagement opportunities we have provided so far; your input is invaluable, and we look forward to working with you all as the project progresses.”

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