Affordable homes to be developed on former builders’ yard

Former Jewson's Yard of Tattershall Road, Boston.
Former Jewson's Yard of Tattershall Road, Boston.

The site of a former builders merchants in Boston is to be transformed into affordable homes, after an application was approved by planners.

A total of 23 affordable flats and houses will be built at the former Jewson yard, off Tattershall Road, following the application by Chestnut Homes.

A number of two and three storey buildings will be put up on the 0.7 acre site, which will also contain 32 parking spaces.

It is the second time this application has been before a Boston Borough Council planning board. An application for 32 homes went before the committee in 2007 and was granted, but legal issues saw it go before a court and the decision was reconsidered.

This time, the developer has been told it must comply with 15 conditions of approval in order to avoid any problems with the site.

A report into the application said: “Benefits include the redevelopment of a vacant site for a 100 per cent affordable housing scheme.