During the first phase of pre-application public planning engagement, queries were raised around the trees on the Hardwick Manor site as well as the Manor building.
The example diagram demonstrates our intention to keep the Hardwick Manor building and to incorporate it into our plans.
We also intend on retaining the arboretum and as many trees as possible as we appreciate how important it is for wildlife and the natural benefits greenery has on the wellbeing of our patients and staff.
In order to help manage surface rainwater in an environmentally friendly way, we are implementing a Sustainable Drainage System, known as a SuDs. We will seek to use this to manage surface water flooding and to create an attractive entrance feature when approaching our new hospital which will also enhance biodiversity on the site.
The following image shows the trees that are to be retained in the proposals