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UHCW planning application update06:30 22/03/2012
Lincoln Dawkin, Director of Estates at UHCW NHS Trust said: “We are still focused on the original planning application for the second access at the rear of site and as previously stated have given all our information to Gallaghers who will submit the full application.
“This application did include work on the “wasteland” car park. However in order to get this work moving more quickly we have now submitted our own separate application for this car park to the council and hope it will be considered in the near future.
“If granted it would give us additional capacity which we would use for staff. We would then be able to create an extra 100 spaces for the public from the same car park which we released an extra 50 spaces for the public in February.
“We hope this would help relieve some of the issues with congestion which we know continues to cause our patients, visitors and staff stress and concern.
“From Monday we will also be trialing a one-way system for four days from 9am to 5pm to see if this can help us reduce congestion. During the week we may have the need to change the diversions around dependant on traffic flow. However our initial intention for the trial is:
- On entering the site, when traffic arrives at the first roundabout all traffic other than emergency vehicles, taxis and buses will be asked to use the right hand lane.
- At the second roundabout people will be asked to turn right.
- At the next mini roundabout, traffic will be advised to turn left and follow the directions to car parks, drop off points and exit.
“We would ask that during these four days that the public follow the diversion signs around the site and also kindly follow the directions giving to them by those staff involved in the trail.
“I hope that these actions, on top of the extra 50 spaces for members of the public we released in February, show that we are being proactive and finding ways now to improve the congestion on site in the short-term for our patients, visitors and staff.”
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