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NewsMon, 19th February 2018

News  »  KIMS site Weavering

   KIMS site Weavering    February 6, 2018

18/500312/FULL Removal of condition 37 of 16/507292/OUT – Outline Application with access matters sought for development of medical campus comprising up to 92,379 m² of additional floorspace (including additional hospital facilities, clinics, consultation rooms and a rehabilitation centre (classes C2/D1); education and training facilities with residential accommodation (class C2/D1); keyworker accommodation for nurses and doctors (class C3);pathology laboratories (class B1); business uses (class B1); ancillary retail services (class A1, A2, A3); and up to 116 bed class C2 neuro-rehabilitation accommodation; internal roads and car parks, including car park for residents of Gidds Pond Cottages; hard and soft landscaping including creation of a nature reserve (to renew existing consent 13/1163) - condition relating to limited only to occupiers directly associated with the life science, health care and medical sectors. Newnham Park Bearsted Road Weavering.

The Parish Council's Environment Committee considered the application and made the following response


After lengthy discussion on what companies might be attracted to the site should the condition be removed members agreed.

Boxley Parish Council is disappointed that the original concept of a specialised medical site is being watered down but it has no material planning reasons to object.


Note. A fuller report is contained within the Environment Committee agenda


but it is understood that the purpose of the removal of the condition is to allow B1(a) office buildings and B1 (b) research and development buildings that are NOT associated with life science, health care and medical services sectors.

The deadline for any comments to the Planning Officer is 16 February 2018.


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