New 30-bed private hospital unanimously approved for land at water treatment site

Bournemouth Echo: PLANS: An artist’s view of the site PLANS: An artist’s view of the site

A NEW private hospital on the border of Bournemouth and Poole has been given the green light and is expected to bring 200 jobs to the local economy.

The 30-bed Circle Hospital will be built on land at the Sembcorp water treatment works in Wallisdown after receiving unanimous approval from the Bournemouth planning board. Objection letters were received from Bournemouth residents concerned about traffic congestion, parking problems and the impact on existing landscaping and trees.

Planning board chairman David Kelsey said: “Around 98 per cent of the development is in Poole, but the most important two per cent is in Bournemouth as it is the road leading into the site.

“Local residents wanted clarity about contentious transport issues such as the possibility of congestion on Wallisdown Road.

“The planning board was satisfied with the proposals and it was unanimously approved.”

It has been suggested the new private hospital will create provision for 100 full time and 100 part time staff. The planning application states it will offer patients increased choice by offering non-emergency services in a ‘superb, modern environment’.

A design statement with the application said: “The application is supported by many leading practitioners in the medical community in Poole and Bournemouth, who wish to deliver a better service for their patients.”

The application had already been approved by Poole council planning board and was recommended for approval by planning officer Steve Davis.

Deputy mayor Cllr Phil Stanley- Watts said: “It will be a brilliant employment opportunity and there will be huge improvements to the transport system.”

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4:29pm Mon 6 Jan 14

60plus says...

There we go again Bournemouth claiming it is theirs when it is Poole,like the university ,
There we go again Bournemouth claiming it is theirs when it is Poole,like the university , 60plus
  • Score: 8

4:47pm Mon 6 Jan 14

oldgiraffe says...

There will have to be modifications to the Mountbatten Roundabout traffic lights as the exit from Francis Road is not currently controled by lights. Every day on the radio we here of the congestion there, it can only get worse!
There will have to be modifications to the Mountbatten Roundabout traffic lights as the exit from Francis Road is not currently controled by lights. Every day on the radio we here of the congestion there, it can only get worse! oldgiraffe
  • Score: 7

5:24pm Mon 6 Jan 14

muscliffman says...

60plus wrote:
There we go again Bournemouth claiming it is theirs when it is Poole,like the university ,
Where does it say that Bournemouth is 'claiming' it? The access road/s to this new Poole Private Hospital premises are to be in Bournemouth - so that Council had to be involved - but I see no claim that it is a 'Bournemouth' Hospital.

As far as the University is concerned many folk might suggest Poole would now be very welcome to claim it, providing Bournemouth could have Winton back as a normal residential suburb!
[quote][p][bold]60plus[/bold] wrote: There we go again Bournemouth claiming it is theirs when it is Poole,like the university ,[/p][/quote]Where does it say that Bournemouth is 'claiming' it? The access road/s to this new Poole Private Hospital premises are to be in Bournemouth - so that Council had to be involved - but I see no claim that it is a 'Bournemouth' Hospital. As far as the University is concerned many folk might suggest Poole would now be very welcome to claim it, providing Bournemouth could have Winton back as a normal residential suburb! muscliffman
  • Score: 11

7:29pm Mon 6 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Most of the best places in Bournemouth are in Poole
Most of the best places in Bournemouth are in Poole kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 1

10:57pm Mon 6 Jan 14

denisewhisky says...

As a resident of Francis avenue I truly hope they will make alterations to the the exit onto the roundabout as it's a nightmare trying to get across the traffic currently but I won't hold my breath!
As a resident of Francis avenue I truly hope they will make alterations to the the exit onto the roundabout as it's a nightmare trying to get across the traffic currently but I won't hold my breath! denisewhisky
  • Score: 5

3:58am Tue 7 Jan 14

BIGTONE says...

Expected to bring 200 jobs to the local economy?


How do they work that out?
That equates to at least 6 jobs per bedspace.
Total nonsense.
Expected to bring 200 jobs to the local economy? How do they work that out? That equates to at least 6 jobs per bedspace. Total nonsense. BIGTONE
  • Score: 4

11:41am Tue 7 Jan 14

Mike R-B says...

muscliffman wrote:
60plus wrote:
There we go again Bournemouth claiming it is theirs when it is Poole,like the university ,
Where does it say that Bournemouth is 'claiming' it? The access road/s to this new Poole Private Hospital premises are to be in Bournemouth - so that Council had to be involved - but I see no claim that it is a 'Bournemouth' Hospital.

As far as the University is concerned many folk might suggest Poole would now be very welcome to claim it, providing Bournemouth could have Winton back as a normal residential suburb!
I don't care who claims it as long as the Golf club is uneffected and the illegal CALI-MAN advertisement "dumped BMW" is finally removed from the verge.
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]60plus[/bold] wrote: There we go again Bournemouth claiming it is theirs when it is Poole,like the university ,[/p][/quote]Where does it say that Bournemouth is 'claiming' it? The access road/s to this new Poole Private Hospital premises are to be in Bournemouth - so that Council had to be involved - but I see no claim that it is a 'Bournemouth' Hospital. As far as the University is concerned many folk might suggest Poole would now be very welcome to claim it, providing Bournemouth could have Winton back as a normal residential suburb![/p][/quote]I don't care who claims it as long as the Golf club is uneffected and the illegal CALI-MAN advertisement "dumped BMW" is finally removed from the verge. Mike R-B
  • Score: 0

9:07pm Tue 7 Jan 14

ljw1414 says...

Nuffield won't like that and there's no way it's going to bring 200 jobs !
Nuffield won't like that and there's no way it's going to bring 200 jobs ! ljw1414
  • Score: 0

11:21pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Yankee1 says...

Private hospital?

Better get used to private health insurance.
Private hospital? Better get used to private health insurance. Yankee1
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