Proposals to redevelop CPFT’s Fulbourn sites go on public view

Exhibition will allow local people to have their say

Proposals to redevelop CPFT’s Fulbourn sites go on public view
14 November 2016



Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is to hold an exhibition where proposals for the future of its sites at Fulbourn in Cambridge will go on public view.

The exhibition will take place on Wednesday, 16 November between 3pm and 7pm at The Swifts, Haggis Gap, Fulbourn, Cambridge.

It is taking place ahead of the Trust submitting an outline planning application to South Cambridgeshire District Council for a residential development to be built on the 32-acre Ida Darwin site.

Originally constructed in the 1960s, many of the buildings are no longer fit for purpose and are increasingly costly for the mental health and community care provider to maintain.

Money raised from the sale of the site to a developer will pay for the Trust to move in-patient units and teams off Ida Darwin and relocate them to new facilities planned for the Fulbourn Hospital site next door.

Chief Executive Aidan Thomas said: “The site has been earmarked for redevelopment by the Trust for a number of years and has been allocated in the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan as a future housing site.

“We are very proud of our links with the Fulbourn area and we want to give local people the chance to view and comment on our proposals before we submit the outline planning application to the district council.

“Overall, we believe our proposals will bring benefits to the local community and will be an important step forward in the standards of both care and facilities for our patients and staff.”

ENDS 

For more information please contact:

Andy Burrows
Communications Manager
E andy.burrows@cpft.nhs.uk
T 07893 340795

 

 

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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