Councillors will be advised by planning officers to support the Quadrant development at a special meeting of the council on Tuesday.
The covering report to be presented to the planning meeting at Haven High Academy’s Marian Road Campus contains a recommendation to grant the application.
The report highlights the fact that there was a 556 signature petition handed in to the council in support of the application, but does also take into account opposition to the plans. It notes there were 44 representations to the council against the plans and 165 in support.
The report says there has been a thorough assessment of what alternative sites might be available and says: “This is limited due to there being no specific unimplemented allocations for housing, sport and leisure, or other mixed use development.
“Nor can this authority point to any other likely available sites,” the report continues. “The applicants’ assessment of the Princess Royal Sports Arena and the Kirton Distribution Park is robust and there is no real likelihood of these or other sites being realistic alternatives.”
If the committee agrees with the recommendations on Tuesday night the plans will then be sent to the Secretary of State for local government .
They will thendecide whether to call it in to look at it or let the local authority decide on the plans.
The Quadrant features a new home for Boston United, 500 homes, a supermarket and a new road.
Tuesday’s meeting – which starts at 4pm – will aim to give parties on both sides a say on Chestnut Homes’ Quadrant development.
The meeting, which will take place at Haven High Academy to accommodate more people, will see the developers and Wyberton Parish Council given 15 minutes to speak and 10 others for each side being given a set slot.
Boston Borough Council will also be webcasting the meeting – the first time it has done so – in response to intense public interest.
The link to the live broadcast will be available on the council’s website home page – www.boston.gov.uk – and will be clearly identified at the very top of the page.