Council asked to develop on Ingelow Ave

Ingelow Avenue Playing Fields
Ingelow Avenue Playing Fields

The council is to be asked to consider developing an ‘awful waste of a facility’ which has been ‘unfairly labelled as problematic’.

Members of Boston Town Area Committee voted on Wednesday to ‘support further consideration of options for the development of the amenity land located off Ingelow Avenue, Boston’.

It followed a report in February 2013 which looked into possible options for the land, which is allocated funds amounting to £1,300 a year in the council’s budget.

At the meeting on Wednesday, Coun Paul Gleeson said: “The site is a large site which we don’t utilise properly in my view.

“Even a small site would have some social value and we could use part of the land for development.”

Previous reports have explored development in partnership with another organisation, including a private landowner to the south of the site.

The council and neighbouring land owner have on previous occasions done a number of flood investigations and analysis on the site.

The committee members were told that if further progress was made a formal application would have to be made at a cost of £2,650 to the council’s general budget.

Coun Brian Rush said: “It’s an area of land that has been unfairly labelled as problematic. We will need to have some conversations with residents.

“I believe we should do something with it - I 
think its an awful waste of a facility.”

Councillors voted unanimously in favour of the recommendation to support the council considering development of the land.