Work recently undertaken for North Lincolnshire Council has identified how proposed housing development targets, set out in the Authority’s Planning Policy, will impact on the primary and community health accommodation requirements for the future.

The analysis work, carried out by Shared Agenda on behalf of North Lincolnshire Council and working in conjunction with NHS North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), uses housing allocation numbers, population growth projections and patient activity levels to determine how the primary healthcare estate and provision will be impacted in the future.

The results allow a planned approach to be taken to those areas that have the biggest impact on accommodation requirements.

The impact analysis provides the council’s Planning Policy Team with an evidence base to support appropriate development contribution requests.

Elizabeth Pearson, Senior Planning Specialist at North Lincolnshire Council said: “The housing impact analysis work undertaken by Shared Agenda provides us with a robust evidence base to support planning policy.”

This follows Shared Agenda’s work to produce a full Estates Strategy for NHS North Lincolnshire CCG, which led to the local authority and the CCG working together to jointly address how funding contributions may be best applied to meet the needs of primary care accommodation provision.

Geoff Day, Director of Primary Care at NHS North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “Partnership working with the local authority, facilitated by our estates partner Shared Agenda, has enabled us to take a collaborative approach in managing the provision of primary healthcare accommodation.”

Caroline Havler, Development Manager at Shared Agenda, said: “The joined up approach the council and the CCG have taken to planning healthcare provision has enabled the organisations to formulate a combined methodology for considering and planning solutions for the potential impact proposed housing developments may have on healthcare accommodation.“