New hotel could bring tourism benefits

A NEW hotel on the outskirts of Wyberton could help to cater for a potential increase in visitors to the town, according to the council.

Plans for the 60-bedroom development on the former Phoenix Poultry site were due to be considered by Boston Borough Council’s planning board at a meeting yesterday afternoon (Tuesday).

Officers working for the authority have suggested the proposals are approved by the committee, despite the fact the land, on Swineahead Road, is not included in the borough’s development plan, because of a perceived rise in the number of people coming to the borough as tourists.

The application, which has been put forward by a Mr and Mrs S. R. Bramley, has received objections from seven local people, who are concerned about the impact it would have on traffic, noise, and its impact on the local economy.

However, a traffic report by the applicants has predicted the amount of car movements would amount to only a fraction of those from the nearby retail development which includes Tesco and B&Q.

The hotel would not be geared to major catering operations and functions, which will reduce any issue with noise, the applicant has said.

The submission to the planning board also says: “It will extend the range of leisure opportunities for the wider tourism development of the area as a whole. It is in a sustainable location and will provide economic benefits.”

Visit to discover the outcome of the meeting.