The concerns of Mr H C Huet (Spalding Guardian, May 12) and other residents regarding infrastructure to support the large housing developments proposed for Holbeach are rightly justified.
Unfortunately, planning permission given for a new surgery in Church Street does not necessarily mean it will ever happen.
Over the last two years, together with councillors Rita Rudkin and Peter Copeland, I have had meetings with officers from NHS procurement and, while they acknowledge these and other concerns, they have no plans for Holbeach while the two surgeries can continue to accept patients.
This, of course, creates problems for the planning department when considering applications as there is no statutory requirement regarding the NHS to show how the health of a growing population will be accommodated. We continue to fight the good fight.