Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Welton Surgery to Expand

The village surgery in Welton is set to grow. Work on extension plans is underway and the whole job is expected to be complete by March next year.

The project is proof that West Lindsey’s planning applications procedure really does work as pre-application discussions allowed the project to be approved speedily.

Planning Officer, Mr. Eric Marcroft said:
"It was a good lesson learnt, and came out of a team effort, with the agent, architect and planning staff all working well together. It shows that the pre-application discussions can save a lot of time and distress."
After discussions at an early stage, an acceptable and agreed way forward meant the plan could sail ahead. It was a straight forward application, where the Parish Council was supportive and there were no objections.

A contract has been issued to Horsman Construction and agent Peter Banks said:
"Set-up and some ground works got underway before Christmas so we should be reasonably comfortable to complete this project before March 31 2010. This will be for the benefit, I am sure, of all residents."
West Lindsey District Council has refocused the way it works within the Planning Department, placing the emphasis on help and advice to customers throughout the process.

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