Linneaus vet clinic, Barnfield Construction, p planning

Bate and Taylor Architects designed the veterinary clinic. Credit: via planning documents

Lancaster backs vet clinic

Barnfield Construction received the go-ahead for its application to construct a 14,800 sq ft medical facility capable of offering orthopaedic and surgical treatments to animals.

Lancaster City Council’s planning committee voted in favour of the scheme during its Monday meeting. Also approved were replacement public toilets in Silverdale and a trio of small modular buildings (a canteen, office building, and welfare building) at White Lund Depot.

The veterinary clinic was the largest item on the agenda and will be built on 3.5 acres of greenfield land south of Leapers Wood Road by Carnforth.

The medical facility will include theatre suites, consultation rooms, MRI and CT scanning rooms, an x-ray room, a pharmacy, a bereavement suite, offices, a conference area, and more when it is complete. There will also be 61 car parking space, including four disabled bays and two electric vehicle charging stations.

When the building is complete, Linneaus Group will operate out of the facility. Linneaus already has a space in Milnthorpe, but the office there has proved too small for its expanded surgical services.

Stantec was the planner for the project, with Bate and Taylor Architects designing the facility. The project team also included air consultant Miller Goodall, drainage expert Paul Waite Associates, flood risk consultant R.G. Parkins and Partner, ecologist Envirotech, transport advisor Turner Lower Associates, and site assessor E3P. Rounding out the team are TPM Landscape and Treescapes Consultancy.

You can learn more about the application by searching application reference number 23/01400/FUL on Lancaster City Council’s planning portal.

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