Temple project update: Planning Application Success on behalf of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

30.04.2024 1 min read

Temple is delighted to announce that its planning application on behalf of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, for new surgical theatres, has been successful in its Stage 2 referral to the Greater London Authority (GLA).

Temple led the planning application to obtain permission for essential medical infrastructure. The Hospital is a world-renowned specialist for the diagnosis and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal conditions and its services are unique within the NHS. The development is an opportunity to significantly improve health care at the existing hospital and more widely for London.

Being in the Green Belt, the application demonstrated robust Very Special Circumstances given the acute need for the medical facility, which will help clear the backlog of planned procedures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and ease the operational pressure on the existing hospital.

The scheme will also deliver 18% BNG, through a combination of on and off-site measures including native tree planting and habitat enhancement measures across the Trust’s campus. Temple’s Digital Delivery, Ecology and Trees & Urban Forestry Teams collaborated to undertake Preliminary Ecological Appraisal and to digitise the Post-Development Habitat Mapping which was essential in achieving the delivery of net gain.

The project team now looks forward to finalising the S106 agreement and the issue of planning permission. 

Key Contacts

Mark Furlonger Senior Director - Planning & Design
Jack Paine Town Planning Consultant