Parish council vows to fight off-licence plans

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Residents in Kirton are being urged to join forces to fight to stop plans for a fourth off-licence in the middle of the village.

Last week we revealed how plans have been lodged with Boston Borough Council to open up 13 Boston Road as ‘International Food and Drink’.

The former bridal shop is just two doors from Coscutter and protesters say it is not needed.

Parish council chairman Alan Lee said he and his fellow councillors are ‘totally against’ the plans.

He said the village had, with the help of police, cut booze-fuelled anti-social behaviour and now fears another shop selling alcohol could cause the problem to re-surface.

He argued that the shop is inappropriate as it is near an entrance to Kirton Primary School and feels that parking will be a problem near a dangerous junction.

He also told The Standard he feels that a fourth store selling booze is simply not needed.

Coun Lee said: “We are going to fight it as much as we canand then we hope that people will take our views on board and that Boston Borough Council refuse this and support the parish council.”

Coun Lee said residents who are against the plan can contact clerk Belinda Buttery on 01205 460618 or him on 01205 723612 to add their voices to the protest.