The Hospice is already working to resolve the issues raised; its design team has noted the concerns and is confident they can address them satisfactorily.
Architect for the project, David Seaman said, “We are taking further advice from our specialist advisors and will be submitting details to CDC shortly on how we can overcome these concerns.”
The proposed site is currently an unsightly and unused piece of land covered with derelict greenhouses. The new Hospice building – whose design will be sympathetic to the architecture of the locality - will be set back from the road and surrounded by attractive planting, transforming the site and approved by the immediate neighbours.
Alison Moorey, Chief Executive, added, “While we are very disappointed to hear that the Parish Council has decided to object to our plans, we have been heartened by the warm responses from many of our supporters in Bosham along with many local residents, who do support our exciting plans.
We hope Bosham will become home to an immensely important local organisation that benefits the whole district and we look forward to delivering the high quality specialist care the Hospice is known for and to better meet the needs of our patients and their families in the new St Wilfrid’s.”
St Wilfrid’s Hospice is very much looking forward to being part of, and working with, the community of Bosham.