Basically as we were digging the foundations builders have found a well on the edge of the trench. Building regs inspector has asked for updated plans sent to them to be approved. The plan needs to incorporate what we plan on doing to avoid disturbing the well. The suggestions he has given are, either filling it in or using lintels. I am seeing my architect tomorrow and I will get the plans updated and sent for re-approval. I was just wondering if anyone here has come across a situation where you had to avoid putting any load on a well or anything similarly sensitive. The well is towards the end (of the side wall/trench) of the new extension. It has been suggested that we extend the trench a further 2 feet or so and run a lintel from there to avoid any load being on the well (or location close to it). Would there be a recommended clearance required from the well. Is there a recommended span of the lintel for such a situation? Any possible suggestions of options would be very helpful. I don’t think filling is an option as the well is quite big.