Planning Obligations SPD

Ended on the 30th September 2015
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Chapter 9: Public Health

9.1. Justification

9.1.1. One of the principal demands on a growing community is the need to provide high quality health care facilities and often there will be the opportunity to provide sites for additional medical facilities within new development areas. Alternatively, existing provision may require additional facilities, extensions or alterations. Where a development would produce extra demand on the local healthcare provision beyond the capacity of existing provision, planning obligations may be sought to assist in meeting the needs created by the development.

9.1.2. The District Council supports the need to ensure that local health care provision meets the needs of household growth in the District. The Council will consult NHS Leicestershire County and Rutland on future development plans to help assess long term health planning and in terms of applications will consult on developments of ten dwellings or over to determine if a contribution to health provision is justified based on the capacity in the specific area within which a development is proposed. In larger development projects, the opportunity presented to provide land for medical facilities should be examined.

9.2. Level of Contribution

9.2.1. Details of advice on Health Care contributions can be obtained by contacting either Mark Adams or Amanda Anderson. Contact details for both are provided at the bottom of this page.

9.3. Implementation

9.3.1. Contributions will be paid to NHS Leicestershire County and Rutland who will provide a report on request to the District Council to determine how funding has been allocated, to enable the Council to monitor how contributions have been utilised.

(7) Question 32:

Do you have any comments to make about Public Health Contributions?

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