ECDC’s Planning Committee granted outline planning permission for the redevelopment of the Princess of Wales Hospital in Ely at their meeting on 2 June. This is a long awaited and hard fought for milestone in this project which the residents of East Cambridgeshire need and deserve.
The vision for the new Hospital is for a modern hub – all existing services retained, comprehensive GP and pharmacy services, new diagnostic services, additional day surgeries and a new full Local Urgent Care Service. Whilst this is a very important milestone, there is much work yet to do, to secure the full funding needed for this £45m project. The District Council is looking forward to receiving an application from the NHS for Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funding where we hope to make a contribution towards the cost. You can read more here