New ward could soon be built on hospital site

Maple ward at Scarborough Hospital, opened last year, on to which an upper floor could be built.  Picture by Andrew Higgins   1218343
Maple ward at Scarborough Hospital, opened last year, on to which an upper floor could be built. Picture by Andrew Higgins 1218343
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Plans for a new ward at Scarborough Hospital are expected to be passed by Scarborough Council’s planning committee next Thursday.

The application, submitted by Scarborough health trust, is seeking to build a new 28-bed unit on top of Maple ward.

The first-floor extension will have a similar layout to the ground floor and will comprise a mixture of three-bed wards with ensuite facilities, together with ensuite single bed wards and associated office accomodation.

Maple ward was given the go-ahead by planners in October 2009 and has been fully operational since 2010.

Hospital bosses said it was always their intention to extend upwards - and Maple ward was built with this in mind.

A consultation period ended on June 7 and no objections were received to the proposal.

Planning manager Jill Low said: “The main consideration in assessing this proposal is concerned with the scale and appearance of the development in relation to the wider character of the hospital buildings.”

She added: “It is considered that this first floor extension to the recently constructed ward is appropriate to and in-keeping with the mix of existing buildings within the hospital site.”

The meeting will be held at the Town Hall at 1pm on Thursday July 5.