Scunthorpe’s Lindsey Lodge Hospice has submitted plans to increase its car park to 100 spaces in an effort meet the needs of patients.
The hospice, based on Burringham Road in the town, lodged an application to North Lincolnshire Council for the increase.
The move will see the car park increased from 60 spaces to 100, if approved.
It comes as the hospice bought land next door in order create the additional spaces.
The hospice, which is an independent charity, provides palliative care for patients and families in North Lincolnshire living with life limiting illnesses.
But, Lindsey Lodge said its current car park is “limited”.
A spokesperson for the hospice said: “We can confirm we have submitted a planning application to increase parking at the Hospice.
“Our existing car parking is limited, with priority being given to our patients and their families.
“We are also committed to raising awareness of the important work we do, and take every opportunity to invite the local community to step inside Lindsey Lodge to better understand our services and what we are able to provide.
“We do this by holding a number of open days throughout the year along with our charity fundraising events. We also have a busy Cake Lounge restaurant and retail outlet, which is open to the public throughout the week and at the weekend, which gives local people an opportunity to visit the Hospice.
“This additional parking will ensure we continue to meet the needs of our patients and their families, along with continuing our ambitious plans to raise awareness of our specialist Hospice care.”
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