Aug 25, 2019 at 10:42 am

New design for Treehouse

Update posted by Penny Warin

To all Treehouse supporters everywhere

First, to thank you all for your support for the project and the campaigns you have run or donated to to get the Treehouse built. You must all be wondering what is happening and why it's not already been built and being enjoyed by the patients of Holy Cross Hospital. Well, after many problems and discussions and re-thinks, we have had to redesign and re-position the platform to avoid it being built over a high voltage mains electric cable leading to the hospital and other properties. We didn't know of its existence until early this year and it has taken all this time to find an acceptable solution. We are now confident that the re-design and re-positioning has solved the problem. We have, however, had to submit the new design for planning permission as we've been told it's too different from the original design to be able to avoid this.

Here's the new design! There are two trees in the walkway triangle which will be great! ( I can't get this picture into the main pictures but maybe someone else can?) And trees all around.

The application is in and being processed and we have no reason to think

there will be a problem with it. We still have to submit detailed plan of tree positions and that is in hand. Hopefully there will be no problem with that as it wasn't even asked for last time. Fingers and toes crossed!

I would like to take this opportunity also to thank again all those who are involved in delivering the project for their unwavering determination and ongoing commitment to getting it built,. A huge public thank you and acknowledgment will be given to them in due course. Architect, structural engineers and contractors, as well as the Hospital, have been fantastically positive, supportive and flexible in finding a solution. There is now a new sense of excitement emerging! We will keep you up to date with developments as they happen. This will get built!

If you know of people who have contributed to the project in any way but are not followers of the page, please pass the message on to them. Many, many thanks again to everybody involved.

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