Campaigners against the Quadrant development have vowed to continue to fight now that the plans have formally been lodged.
The Wyberton Quadrant Action Group met on Monday morning and will force a parish referendum on the plans - with it expected to vote for one at a meeting at Wyberton Parish Hall next Friday at 7.30pm.
A referendum must be held on an issue if 10 parishioners call for one, with the cost of the ballot expected to be about £1,500.
Sue Bell, of the group, slammed steps to address traffic and parking concerns and feels the football ground should be built near the Princess Royal Sports Arena.
She told The Standard she believes the extra homes and new A16 roundabout will only worsen traffic issues and called on people in Kirton, Frampton and beyond to oppose the plans,
She said: “This is not just about Wyberton, it is going to effect a lot more people.”
She also fears an out-of-town development will hit Boston’s town centre trade, adding: “The town is dying on its feet as it is without losing any more trade.”