Historic hospital building stars on BBC2 series

Published date: 07 March 2014 |
Published by: Kirstie Dolphin
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THE former North Wales Hospital in Denbigh made it onto a BBC2 series.

The historic building was featured on Permission Impossible: Britain’s Planners last night on BBC2 Wales.

The TV show filmed council meetings voting in favour of issuing the owners of the former hospital a compulsory purchase order and interviewed Denbighshire's head of planning, Graham Boase and Phil Ebbrell, the county council’s conservation architect.

Whilst standing outside the main gates of the hospital the two men and film crew were told to go away by an unknown man entering the site and the man pushed the camera.

Mr Boase said their relationship with the owner of the Grade II Listed building is turbulent and are no longer permitted to go on site.

The TV show follows officers, members, developers and campaigners in various local authority areas, including Denbighshire, following the planning process from application to the decision making stage.

The show is still available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

A consulation has been launched for teh council hear what the public wish to happen with the former hospital.

Two exhibition events are being held in relation to a Site Development Brief proposed by the council for the building, in Denbigh Library on March 19 at 9.30am – 1pm and April 7, 1pm – 7pm.

There will be an exhibition display at Denbigh Library and at the Council Offices in Denbigh (Caledfryn) throughout the consultation period.

The site development brief for the former North Wales hospital site in Denbigh contains a masterplan that seeks to address the site vision and indicates a spatial direction for development of the site.

It identifies opportunities for a range of residential, economic, environmental and transport enhancements to secure the area’s future success.

Copies of the documents will be available for public inspection until the April 28 in local libraries, one stop shops and on the council’s website at www.denbighshire.gov.uk

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