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The right result at the second attempt
2:17pm Thursday 21st March 2013 in Opinion
THOUGH there was little doubt that they would do in the end, it was a relief for many when councillors finally passed the plans for a major revamp of Christchurch hospital.
The multi million pound proposals were approved unanimously on Thursday by planners who had thrown them out a few weeks earlier.
The approved scheme was a revision of the earlier one, giving councillors enough wiggle room to change their minds.
Ultimately this always came down to battle between a few objectors who were not happy with the size, scale and design of the plan and the hospital trust which aims to provide sustainable, long term facilities in a borough with a very high level of elderly people and like everywhere else, an ageing population.
Ultimately there could only be one winner in that situation and common sense prevailed - though two months after it should have.