Artist's impressionPlans for the transformation of Chase Farm Hospital were given a boost yesterday as Enfield Council planning committee voted in favour of modifications to the original proposals.

The main change is an altered shape and orientation for the new hospital which will result in significant scope to expand facilities in response to future needs. The expansion will be possible by building on retained land and enlarging the new building.

The application also confirms the trust’s plans to retain Highlands wing for use as rehabilitation wards.

A reserved matters application to finalise details of the new hospital, including its appearance, is due to be considered by the planning committee in January 2016.

Construction of the new hospital itself is set to begin early next year, subject to full planning approval and government review of the project’s business case.

David Sloman, chief executive of the Royal Free London, said: “We very much welcome the planning committee’s decision to approve the modification to our outline proposals.

“By giving us even more flexibility to expand in the future, these changes reinforce our commitment to deliver fantastic new hospital facilities that will provide Enfield residents and patients with world class care for many years to come.”


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