May 22, 2019 12.17 pm This story is over 30 months old

Former Lincoln bank will become vets

New lease of life for the former bank

A former bank in Lincoln will become a veterinary surgery after plans were approved.

City of Lincoln Council gave the go ahead for the NatWest bank on Newark Road to be converted two years after its closure.

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

The vets will 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.

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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