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    Default Hellingly Progress Report April 2010


    As of Autumn last year, Hellingly hospital has been in the hands of a developer and they wasted no time in starting work.

    First port of call was putting up some new houses between park house and the main building, and at more or less the same time they ripped into Park house which is now totally flat.

    These 3 images were taken in December 2009







    I returned again very recently, just to see state of the main building (and perhaps scope out access ;)) and shot some externals. Looks like the developers are starting to clear the buildings out, a lot of the upstairs windows are missing their frames entirely and theres a huge pile of carpets, radiator covers, light fittings, fake ceilings and plasterboard on the ground outside. But can anyone tell me if its in order to convert the wards or flatten them?




































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    It's good to see what's going on there now. I think it's a shame when these places get torn down/redeveloped, especially in the cases of Hellingly and Cane Hill where they were so far gone there wasn't much developers could save. What's the problem with leaving them as a modern ruin slowly festering away?

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    You should be able to find the full plans on the local council planning permission website.

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    This is about the best I can find. Hellingly has been in the hands of a few different developers so It's not quite clear what will be staying, and what's to go.

    http://www.gleesonstrategicland.co.u...masterplan.htm
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    Do you know which district council it would be in?

    Never mind, go here: http://www.planning.wealden.gov.uk/a...spx?Category=0 and type in Hellingly Hospital as the address, all the planning applications for the site come up which will be extremely detailed.
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    I believe it is under 'Wealden' district council.
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    Oh, and tick the 'outstanding planning applications' box so you will see any current applications yet to be assessed by the council.

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    Many thanks for the update..hard to say whether the clearout will lead to demo or re-use cos Leybourne cleared all the windows etc out of the nurses block and thats supposed to be knocked down..you are doing a great job keeping us up to date with progress.

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    Cheers Klempner69

    Krela, it seems there are a few documents relating to Hellingly on the link you provided me with. Thanks, I will need to dig a bit deeper.

    This is the most relevant so far.
    http://www.planning.wealden.gov.uk/a...47&Category=BD
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    That method of research is equally valid for any building in the UK by the way!

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