Staples caravans set to increase

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A PLANNING application to increase the number of workers’ caravans at a local produce company has been given the go-ahead.

Staples Vegetables applied to Boston Borough Council to increase the number of vans for seasonal workers by 22 - from 41 to 63 - in a bid to accommodate an increasing number of students coming over from Bulgaria and Romania to work.

Nearby residents had been concerned that the increasing workforce would put extra pressure on local services, but planners decided to grant approval despite the objections.

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