Green light for ice cream bar

OLD Leake is to get a new ice cream parlour and sandwich bar after plans were approved by Boston Borough Council.

The Bricklayers Arms, in Wainfleet Road, is to convert a disused single-storey unit, formally a hairdressers, into the parlour.

The building, which is attached to the side of the pub, will retain its existing appearance and ‘will not impinge upon the street scene’.

In its application decision notice, Boston Borough Council, as planning authority, said there was no evidence the new parlour would undermine the character of the countryside or increase traffic.

Praising the plans, it read: “It is considered that this development will have a positive effect upon the appearance and economic viability of this public house.”