Councillors to decide on plans to convert former Lincoln HSBC into takeaway

City of Lincoln councillors are set to decide on plans to turn a former branch of HSBC into a hot food takeaway.

The premises has recently been granted planning permission to be divided into three small retail units.

As previously reported, the branch on the junction of Newark Road and Rookery Lane closed in May 2015.

A spokesperson for HSBC said at the time: “Our customers’ habits are changing – they are increasingly using the convenience of internet, smartphone or telephone banking for their day to day needs. We have seen a 40% reduction in customer footfall over the last four years.

“It is never a decision we take lightly, but on occasions this has meant we have needed to close a branch and our Lincoln branch is a case in point.

“Decisions like this are never easy, but we worked with the small number of customers who use the branch to help them reorganise their finance ahead of the closure.”

Councillors will consider the proposals at a meeting of the planning committee on July 20.