People living in the Londesborough Street and Anlaby Road areas of Hull are among those being asked for their views on proposals to redevelop and redesign the area.
New hospital wards, car parking options, more green space and safer cycling routes are among the ideas being put forward in a new Masterplan covering the Hull Royal Infirmary site and surrounding streets.
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is seeking to develop facilities on the HRI site, creating purpose-built inpatient wards that will replace the outdated wards in the Hull Royal Infirmary tower block. The plans also involve re-purposing some of the vacated space in the tower block for non-clinical use.
The work would form part of a wider masterplan, developed with Hull City Council, which could open up opportunities for new developments on the current Argyle Street car park, such as new housing for hospital staff or a multi-storey car park. Proposals also suggest that, over the next 15 years, the nature of the Anlaby Road area could change significantly, making the route greener and more environmentally friendly to make it more attractive to users, encouraging more staff and visitors to travel other than by car.
The local authority and the Trust are now urging hospital staff, patients and visitors, local residents, landowners, business owners and anyone else with an interest in the future of the area to review the plans and feed back their thoughts.
In a joint statement, Trust chief executive Chris Long and Councillor Daren Hale, Leader of Hull City Council, said:
“This programme is an important part of improving healthcare for local people, so that is why your NHS and local authority are working together in partnership.
“The masterplan will be underpinned by funding from central government. This will help us to achieve significant and much needed investment in healthcare provision, serving people that live in the city and beyond. Our key objective is to improve the health and wellbeing of people in our communities, ensuring that any development is visually, environmentally and user friendly.”
The draft masterplan is available to view by following the link from the council web page.
Feedback must be provided using the form on the Hull City Council website or in writing to:
HRI Masterplan, Hull City Council Planning Services, The Guildhall, Alfred Gelder Street, HU1 2AA, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for responses: Monday 2 May 2022.