The team behind plans for a brand new primary health care centre in West Hull are inviting members of the public to view the latest designs and vision for the development.

Outline planning permission for the West Hull Health Hub in Calvert Lane, as well as up to 166 houses and public green space, was granted in January following a joint application from estates solutions provider Citycare and Trinity House Charity, which owns the grounds.

They worked together on a coordinated approach to the proposals and, following the outline planning approval, the residential development and health centre are progressing separately.

If full planning permission is granted, the proposed two-storey primary health care centre will accommodate the Modality Partnership (formerly Springhead Medical Practice), community services and a pharmacy.

Now, two public information events have been planned to share the latest plans and residents are invited to the following sessions:

  • 4pm-7pm – Tuesday, May 22nd 2018 – 1st floor multi-purpose room at The Calvert Centre, Calvert Lane, Hull, HU4 6BH
  • 4pm-7pm – Wednesday, May 23rd 2018 – St Martin’s Church, North Road, Hull, HU4 6DD

The Modality Partnership currently operates from a converted terraced house and converted shop unit which are not fit for purpose. Both buildings have poor accessibility for patients and the new development will provide more space for a wider range of health services in more modern surroundings.

Various site options for the health facility have been considered, including the Wymersley Park area of West Hull, with the Hull Trinity House grounds being the preferred option. A developer for the housing scheme is yet to be confirmed.

The proposal includes forming a new vehicle entrance onto Calvert Lane and creating pedestrian only access onto Anlaby Road. Traffic and flood risk are also among the concerns addressed in the plans.

Tim Wigglesworth, Chief Executive of Citycare, said: “Building on the outline planning consent granted in January, we have progressed with plans and designs for the first phase of the development, which includes a new access road and the health centre.

“We have engaged with the community on several occasions, shaping and revising the plans based on their feedback where at all possible, and we would like to share the latest designs with as many people as possible at the public information sessions.

“We continue to work closely with the planning authority and the community to mitigate any concerns, which include flood risk, air quality and highways, and have also reached an agreement with the Council on a contribution from this development towards wider strategic highway improvements to this part of the city.”

If planning permission is granted, work will begin on site from December 2018