March 9, 2020 10.56 am This story is over 44 months old

Medical centre approved for West Lindsey village

There’ll also be a Co-op store

West Lindsey District Council has approved plans for a new medical centre in Keelby.

Under plans submitted by The Brocklesby Estate, the new surgery will be built off Stallingborough Road in the village.

It comes as part of a wider development which will also see new homes and a Lincolnshire Co-op food store built on the site.

The medical centre will have eight members of staff, including a GP, nurse, healthcare assistant and receptionists.

Around 130 patients are expected to visit the surgery each day to see a GP, book appointments or collect medication.

A sketch of the new Lincolnshire Co-op store in Keelby. Picture: Lincolnshire Co-op

Keelby Parish Council said it was “generally supportive” of the new centre, but added that it had concerns about the amount of traffic in the area.

Meanwhile, district councillors backed plans for a new food store on the site back in January.

Matthew Wilkinson, development manager at Lincolnshire Co-op, said the store would serve as a “top up shop” for residents in the village.

80 new homes have been proposed by The Brocklesby Estate next to the Co-operative and medical centre.

As part of the proposal, a mixture of two, three, four and five bedroom homes would be built along with car parking.

The estate said in its plan that the intention of the homes is to provide a “high quality” and “attractive” development.

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