April 12, 2019 10.11 am This story is over 36 months old

Former Lincoln NatWest to become vets

The bank was among 158 to close

A former bank in Lincoln is lined up to become a vets two years after its closure.

Under plans submitted to City of Lincoln Council, the NatWest bank on Newark Road would be changed into a veterinary surgery.

Developer, Alex Graham, submitted the proposal to the authority to change the use of the site.

If given approval, the vets would have three full time employees and be open from 7am to 8.30pm Monday to Friday and 8am until 6pm on Saturdays.

Hours would be restricted to 10am to 4pm on Sundays and bank holidays, according to the proposals.

The plan comes as it was revealed the bank was one of 158 to be closed across the country in March 2017.

In 2016, NatWest announced closures that saw 1,500 jobs lost in the UK across 32 branches.

The bank warned of additional job cuts and closures in February 2017 following the announcement that it had an annual loss of £7 billion.

NatWest said customers of the bank were choosing to do their banking online rather than in traditional branches.

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