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Your thoughts on ‘online consultations’ – an alternative way to have a consultation from your GP.

NHS England

Opens 8 May 2018
Closes 15 June 2018

NHS England is supporting local NHS GP practices to offer their patients alternative ways to have a consultation with a GP or other practice-based health professional online via the internet, rather than waiting for the next available appointment to attend in person – we are referring to this as ‘online consultations’.

Online consultations are a way for patients to contact their GP practice without having to wait on the phone or take time out to come into the practice. Using a smartphone, tablet or computer, you can contact your practice about a new problem or an ongoing issue. You can ask questions or tell your GP about your symptoms. The practice will ensure your contact is dealt with by the right person in the team, helping ensure you are served as quickly and appropriately as possible. Sometimes this will mean you will need a phone call with the GP or nurse, or an appointment at the practice, and this will be arranged as usual.

NOTE: Online consultations are an alternative service – it is still possible to do other things on the practice website such as seeing test results and your medical record, ordering a repeat prescription or booking an appointment.

Places that are using online consultations already have found a number of benefits:

  • Patients were able to get a quicker response, rather than waiting for an appointment in person
  • It is more convenient as patients they do not have to travel to their GP practice or wait for the next available appointment.
  • GPs were able to provide more appointments for patients, offering the same level of consultation, diagnosis and necessary actions (such as referral or a prescription) as patients would get in a face to face appointment;

It doesn’t matter if you have not used online consultations yourself – your views are still of interest to the NHS. THIS IS NOT ABOUT HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS.

Your views are valuable to us and we would appreciate it if you could find the time to complete this survey by Friday 15 June 2018. The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete.

Insight collected from this survey, along with other forms of engagement, will be analysed by NECS (North of England Commissioning Support) on behalf of NHS England. This insight will help determine the most appropriate support and resources needed for both practices and patients to adopt online consultations as an enhancement to currently available online services.

You can find out much more about the programme on the NHS England website.

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Personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets consultation

A consultation on extending legal rights to have for personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets

Department of Health and Social Care

Opens: 6 April 2018
Closes: 8 June 2018

Within the NHS, there is an ever-growing shift towards personalisation of health and care. It is clear that choice and personalisation matter to people; uptake of personalised health and care plans within the NHS has increased annually since implementation, and evidence suggests that by providing individuals with more choice and control over how their individual needs are met, outcomes often improve, satisfaction often increases, and the package of care can often be delivered in a more cost-effective manner.

Personal health budgets are the current mechanism to deliver this. Currently however, only certain groups have a right to personal health budgets. This consultation therefore exlplores extending this right to other groups who we believe could benefit from a more personalised approach to their health and care.

There is also ongoing work across the country, looking into how personal health budgets and personal budgets in social care, can be aligned into a single, integrated, personal budget, wrapped around the individuals holistic health and social care needs. This consultation also therefore seeks your views on extending specific groups rights to an integrated personal budget, and also explores the potential to incorporate additional funding streams into that budget, if the individual so wishes.

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Former Pledges Mill and South Kent College Site, Victoria Road

Discharge of conditions 51 & 77

17/01759/CONC/AS

 

Original Application

Case Ref Description Posted on
17/01759/AS Proposed minor material amendments to planning permission 16/01157/AS involving design changes to Phase A2 (X3 commercial uses (Use Classes A1/A2/B1) &; Phase A3 (216 residential units) with associated parking, substations, landscaping and access works relating to land south of Victoria Road ONLY with no design changes to the approved development of land north of Victoria Road for the purposes of a brewery with shop, bar and restaurant (use classes B2/A1/A3/A4).Full planning application for development of a brewery, with shop, bar and restaurant (Use Classes B2/A1/A3/A4), three commercial units (Use Classes A1/A2/B1) and 216 residential units with associated parking, substations, landscaping and access works. 12 Dec 2017
16/01157/AS Full planning application for development of a brewery, with shop, bar and restaurant (Use Classes B2/A1/A3/A4), three commercial units (Use Classes A1/A2/B1) and 216 residential units with associated parking, substations, landscaping and access works. 10 Aug 2016

Conditions

LAND FORMING PHASE A2 TO SOUTH OF VICTORIA ROAD (RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL – C3/B1/A1/A2/A3)
Acoustic design measures for apartments
    1. No development of land forming Phase A2 shall commence until a scheme of noise mitigation measures to be installed in the apartments (taking forward the noise related recommendations in the applicant’s acoustic report, energy strategy report and ventilation
      strategy necessary to achieve BS8233:2014 ‘Guidance on sound insulation and noise reduction for buildings’ or any successor standard) has been submitted to, and approved by, the Local Planning Authority in writing. Thereafter, the development shall only be carried out in accordance with such approved measures which shall be permanently retained unless the Local Planning Authority has agreed in writing to any variation.
    2. Unless agreed otherwise no development of land forming Phase A2 shall commence until a scheme for protecting balconies and terraces from noise exceeding 50dB LAeq. 16 hour through the use of including imperforate balustrade screens and Class A absorption to balcony undersides /soffits has been submitted to, and approved by, the Local Planning Authority in writing. Thereafter, the development shall only be carried out in accordance with such approved measures which shall be permanently retained unless the Local Planning Authority has agreed in writing to any variation.
LAND FORMING PHASE A3 TO SOUTH OF VICTORIA ROAD (RESIDENTIAL BUILDING)
Acoustic design measures for apartments
    1. No development of land forming Phase A3 shall commence until a scheme of noise mitigation measures to be installed in the apartments (taking forward the noise related recommendations in the applicant’s acoustic report, energy strategy report and ventilation
      strategy necessary to achieve BS8233:2014 ‘Guidance on sound insulation and noise reduction for buildings’ or any successor standard) has been submitted to, and approved by, the Local Planning Authority in writing. Thereafter, the development shall only be carried out in accordance with such approved measures which shall be permanently retained unless the Local Planning Authority has agreed in writing to any variation.
    2. Unless agreed otherwise no development of land forming Phase A3 shall commence until a scheme for protecting balconies and terraces from noise exceeding 50dB LAeq. 16 hour through the use of including imperforate balustrade screens and Class A absorption to balcony undersides /soffits has been submitted to, and approved by, the Local Planning Authority in writing. Thereafter, the development shall only be carried out in accordance with such approved measures which shall be permanently retained unless the Local Planning Authority has agreed in writing to any variation.

Former South Kent College Site, Jemmett Road

Alterations to house types 3C and 5 and proposed car barns, relocated of one parking space on planning permission 17/00354/AS for the Reserved Matters application for the development of 160 dwellings together with access roads, footpaths, drainage, associated car/bicycle parking provision, groundworks, landscaping, open space and infrastructure (pursuant to outline approval 11/00405/AS)

17/00354/AM02/AS

Original applications

17/00354/AS Reserved Matters application for the development of 160 dwellings together with access roads, footpaths, drainage, associated car/bicycle parking provision, groundworks, landscaping, open space and infrastructure (pursuant to outline approval 11/00405/AS);  posted on  14 Mar 2017
Published on:

11/00405/AS Demolition of existing buildings and construction of up to 241 dwellings and associated access and landscaping; posted on 10 December 2016

Land south of junction of Beaver Road and, Victoria Road

Proposed minor material amendments to planning permission 16/01164/AS for a 120-bedroom hotel involving minor changes to layout, the provision of an additional storey and related elevation changes with associated parking, landscaping and access works.

18/00724/AS

Original Application

Case Ref Site Description of Works Posted on
16/01164/AS Land south of junction of Beaver Road and, Victoria Road, Ashford, Kent Full planning application for a 120 bedroom hotel and associated parking, landscaping, substation and access works. 10 August 2016

Former Pledges Mill and South Kent College Site, Victoria Road

 Part discharge of condition: Parts A & B of conditions: 34 and 62. Discharge of conditions: 52, 57, 78 & 83.

17/01759/CONB/AS

Start of Consultation: 16 May 2018

Original Application

Case Ref Description Posted on
17/01759/AS Proposed minor material amendments to planning permission 16/01157/AS involving design changes to Phase A2 (X3 commercial uses (Use Classes A1/A2/B1) &; Phase A3 (216 residential units) with associated parking, substations, landscaping and access works relating to land south of Victoria Road ONLY with no design changes to the approved development of land north of Victoria Road for the purposes of a brewery with shop, bar and restaurant (use classes B2/A1/A3/A4).Full planning application for development of a brewery, with shop, bar and restaurant (Use Classes B2/A1/A3/A4), three commercial units (Use Classes A1/A2/B1) and 216 residential units with associated parking, substations, landscaping and access works. 12 Dec 2017
16/01157/AS Full planning application for development of a brewery, with shop, bar and restaurant (Use Classes B2/A1/A3/A4), three commercial units (Use Classes A1/A2/B1) and 216 residential units with associated parking, substations, landscaping and access works. 10 Aug 2016

Conditions

LAND FORMING PHASE A2 TO SOUTH OF VICTORIA ROAD (RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL – C3/B1/A1/A2/A3)
Contamination
    1. Prior to the commencement of development on land forming Phase A2, a detailed remediation scheme for that land to ensure that that part of the site is suitable for the intended use (by removing unacceptable risks to human health, buildings and other property and the natural and historical environment) shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
    2. The scheme must describe all the relevant works to be undertaken including, the proposed remediation objectives and performance criteria, a schedule of works and site management protocols. The scheme must deliver land forming Phase A2 as land that will not qualify as ‘contaminated land’ under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, having regard to the intended use of the land forming Phase A2 after remediation.
    3. The development within the land forming Phase A2 shall thereafter be carried out in accordance with the approved remediation scheme, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Following completion of the remediation scheme for the land forming Phase A2 and prior to occupation of the building approved within that phase, a verification report for the land forming Phase A2, that demonstrates the effectiveness of the remediation carried out must be prepared and submitted for approval in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
Sustainable drainage (including green roofs to buildings)
  1. No development of land forming Phase A2 shall commence until plans and particulars of a sustainable drainage system (including the details below) for the disposal of the land’s surface water have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The submitted system shall comprise retention or storage of the surface water on the land or within the immediate area in a way which is appropriate to the land’s location, topography, hydrogeology and hydrology and incorporate green roofs as appropriate.
    The submitted system shall be designed to;-

    1. avoid any increase in flood risk,
    2. avoid any adverse impact on water quality,
    3. achieve a reduction in the run-off rate in accordance with the Ashford Borough Council Sustainable Drainage SPD document, adopted October 2010,
    4. promote biodiversity,
    5. enhance the landscape,
    6. improve public amenities,
    7. return the water to the natural drainage system as near to the source as possible, and
    8. operate both during construction of the development and post completion.

    The submitted details shall include identification of the proposed discharge points from the system, clarify the location and extent of green roofs, include a timetable for provision of the system and arrangements for future maintenance (in particular the type and frequency of maintenance and responsibility for maintenance).

    The approved system shall be provided in accordance with the approved timetable. The approved system shall be maintained in accordance with the approved details and shall be retained in working order until such time as the development ceases to be in use. If the proposed surface water discharge point is to be the existing public sewer the applicant must provide written confirmation from Southern Water of their agreement to the proposals.

Ecological Works & Management Strategy
    1. The development of the land forming Phase A2 shall only be carried out in accordance with the Aspect Ecology reptile survey 2017 and associated reptile mitigation strategy (including timetable for implementation aligned with the proposed phasing of construction, persons responsible for implementing the mitigation works including a programme for the overseeing of the works) as approved on 06/10/17 under reference 16/01157/CONB/AS unless the Local Planning Authority has agreed to any other variation in writing.
    2. Prior to commencement of development on the land forming Phase A2, an Ecological Works & Management Strategy (EWMS) shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority in relation to the following;-
      1. details of any required on-site or off-site habitat works and measures to mitigate the impact of the development on invertebrates (including species of tree and shrub planting and creation of features such as loggeries), and
      2. any other ecological mitigation /enhancement measures to be implemented as part of the development with details of how such works and measures are proposed to be managed in the long-term.

    Thereafter, the approved EWMS (including any agreed revisions) shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details unless the Local Planning Authority has agreed to any other variation in writing.

LAND FORMING PHASE A3 TO SOUTH OF VICTORIA ROAD (RESIDENTIAL BUILDING)
Contamination
    1. Prior to the commencement of development on land forming Phase A3, a detailed remediation scheme for that land to ensure that that part of the site is suitable for the intended use (by removing unacceptable risks to human health, buildings and other property and the natural and historical environment) shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
    2. The scheme must describe all the relevant works to be undertaken including, the proposed remediation objectives and performance criteria, a schedule of works and site management protocols. The scheme must deliver land forming Phase A3 as land that will not qualify as ‘contaminated land’ under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, having regard to the intended use of the land forming Phase A2 after remediation.
    3. The development within the land forming Phase A3 shall thereafter be carried out in accordance with the approved remediation scheme, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Following completion of the remediation scheme for the land forming Phase A3 and prior to occupation of the building approved within that phase, a verification report for the land forming Phase A3, that demonstrates the effectiveness of the remediation carried out must be prepared and submitted for approval in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
Sustainable drainage (including green roofs to buildings)
  1. No development of land forming Phase A3 shall commence until plans and particulars of a sustainable drainage system (including the details below) for the disposal of the land’s surface water have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The submitted system shall comprise retention or storage of the surface water on the land or within the immediate area in a way which is appropriate to the land’s location, topography, hydrogeology and hydrology and incorporate green roofs as appropriate.
    The submitted system shall be designed to;-

    1. avoid any increase in flood risk,
    2. avoid any adverse impact on water quality,
    3. achieve a reduction in the run-off rate in accordance with the Ashford Borough Council Sustainable Drainage SPD document, adopted October 2010,
    4. promote biodiversity,
    5. enhance the landscape,
    6. improve public amenities,
    7. return the water to the natural drainage system as near to the source as possible, and
    8. operate both during construction of the development and post completion.

    The submitted details shall include identification of the proposed discharge points from the system, clarify the location and extent of green roofs, include a timetable for provision of the system and arrangements for future maintenance (in particular the type and frequency of maintenance and responsibility for maintenance).

    The approved system shall be provided in accordance with the approved timetable. The approved system shall be maintained in accordance with the approved details and shall be retained in working order until such time as the development ceases to be in use. If the proposed surface water discharge point is to be the existing public sewer the applicant must provide written confirmation from Southern Water of their agreement to the proposals.

Ecological Works & Management Strategy
    1. The development of the land forming Phase A3 shall only be carried out in accordance with the Aspect Ecology reptile survey 2017 and associated reptile mitigation strategy (including timetable for implementation aligned with the proposed phasing of construction, persons responsible for implementing the mitigation works including a programme for the overseeing of the works) as approved on 06/10/17 under reference 16/01157/CONB/AS unless the Local Planning Authority has agreed to any other variation in writing.
    2. Prior to commencement of development on the land forming Phase A3, an Ecological Works & Management Strategy (EWMS) shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority in relation to the following;-
      1. details of any required on-site or off-site habitat works and measures to mitigate the impact of the development on invertebrates (including species of tree and shrub planting and creation of features such as loggeries), and
      2. any other ecological mitigation /enhancement measures to be implemented as part of the development with details of how such works and measures are proposed to be managed in the long-term.

    Thereafter, the approved EWMS (including any agreed revisions) shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details unless the Local Planning Authority has agreed to any other variation in writing.

Former Pledges Mill and South Kent College Site, Victoria Road

Discharge of conditions 12 & 16

16/01157/CONE/AS

Start of Consultation: 16 May 2018

Original Application

Case Ref Site Description of Works Posted on
16/01157/AS Former Pledges Mill and South Kent College Site and land south of junction of Beaver Road and, Victoria Road, Ashford, Kent Full planning application for development of a brewery, with shop, bar and restaurant (Use Classes B2/A1/A3/A4), three commercial units (Use Classes A1/A2/B1) and 216 residential units with associated parking, substations, landscaping and access works. 10 August 2016

Conditions

  1. Prior to installation on the land forming Phase A1, full details of the proposed gate to the vehicle access to Victoria Road (including elevational and cross-sectional details at 1:50 scale, materials and final colour finish) shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Thereafter, the gate shall only be installed in accordance with such details unless the Local Planning Authority has approved to any variation in writing.

Servicing & acoustic fence

  1. Prior to any night time servicing (defined as between the hours of 23:00 – 07:00) of the land forming Phase A1 taking place the following details shall have been submitted to and agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority;-
    1. the days of the week that night time servicing will take place,
    2. the duration of the night time servicing,
    3. details of the nature of the night time servicing and the location of the servicing activity on the land, and
    4. the proposed measures to mitigate noise from such night time servicing including location, form, size, appearance and any required adjustments to any previously approved hard and soft landscaping located either within the land forming Phase A1 or on adjacent land.

    Thereafter, the brewery shall only be serviced at night time in accordance with such approvals unless the Local Planning Authority has agreed to any subsequent proposed variation in writing. Any measures agreed to mitigate noise pursuant to (d) above shall be implemented in full prior to any night time servicing taking place and, notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 or any Order revoking or re-enacting that Order, shall be retained and maintained in full effective working order.