Scaled-down Louth hospice plan submitted

Organisers who want to build a new hospice in a Lincolnshire town have submitted scaled-down plans to the district council.

Fundraising for the Louth hospice began 10 years ago but stalled after running into a funding shortfall.

A decision on the plans for a six-room facility will be made by East Lindsey District Council within eight weeks.

The Louth and District Hospice chairman Dale Cromblehome said he hoped the day hospice could open within a year.

The charity was not able to raise enough money for a large residential hospice that was originally proposed for the site.

The new plans call for a six-bed day hospice just off the A16.

Mr Cromblehome said: "The proposal is for something we can afford with the funds that we have raised… with the possibility of adding a residential element on to the back."

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