A mapping exercise looking at the effect of local development planning approaches on the healthcare estate.
Using Inverness as an example, this paper models the potential effect on the number and nature of healthcare facilities required to serve the changing City. The study looks at the changing strategies for healthcare provision, the potential infrastructure needed to support this and how that might map onto three ‘city scenarios’ considered during the City Visioning and Local Development Plan process, to help understand the impact on public sector service provision (and the public purse) of different development planning strategies.
Although the mapping shown here relates solely to healthcare facilities, similar effects might be anticipated in relation to other public service infrastructure.
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