Flats could be built on Cornwall's main hospital site to house staff

Flats could be built on the Royal Cornwall Hospital site in Truro to house staff <i>(Image: Newsquest)</i>
Flats could be built on the Royal Cornwall Hospital site in Truro to house staff (Image: Newsquest)

A pre-application has been submitted by Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust to build accommodation units for staff at its Treliske hospital.

Early options have been presented to the council ahead of any formal planning application being made.

Documents submitted indicate that the residential accommodation would be for use by hospital staff “typically for periods of occupation of between six and 12 months”.

The development would mainly be one-bedroom self-contained units and the potential for some two-bed units.

The site earmarked for the development is a car park next to the pharmacy technology building at the hospital which has 185 parking spaces.

Documents state that the development would act as a buffer between the hospital campus and the Langarth Garden Village development.

However, it lists one of the site constraints as being: "Significant work required to feed existing services located in [the] road into [the] site," as well as being adjacent to the helipad, which would be the main restriction on the height of the development.

There are two options submitted to the council – one shows several buildings of three-storey accommodation which would have 66 units.

The second option indicates several blocks with up to four storeys and 104 units of accommodation.

To the view the plans search for application number PA23/00038/PREAPP.