Ronkswood Hospital, Ronkswood


Ronkswood Hospital, Ronkswood


  • Planning Authority Worcester City
  • Type Residential
  • Area 18 acres
  • Size 200 dwellings

The 18 acre site constituted the redevelopment of a former hospital site for residential dwellings.

Outline planning permission was sought for residential development of up to 200 dwellings, associated infrastructure, ancillary facilities, open space, landscaping.  Construction of new vehicular access from Newtown Road; and construction of emergency access from Newtown Road.

Permission was granted on appeal, the main issue being the effect of the proposal on traffic and highway safety on the local highway network having regard to whether a planning obligation to provide contributions towards transport infrastructure would meet the tests in Community Infrastructure Levy Regulation 122. This followed an earlier grant of planning permission which included such a contribution. The Inspector found that no highway contribution was necessary. 

The Court of Appeal subsequently confirming the ability of developers to switch between two different planning permissions in order to avoid triggering an obligation under one permission for S.106 contributions.

April 2013 Application for Outline Planning Permission Submitted
January 2014 Appeal Allowed
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