QUADRANT: Secretary of State delays decision on application

Quadrant, commercial units

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The Government has decided to delay its decision over the Quadrant development.

The Secretary of State for the Department of Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles has written to Boston Borough Council to formally advise them that he will be taking longer to look at the plans which councillors voted to approve on August 5, 2014.

The minister can choose to overrule the decision or to let it stand.

In the letter an office representative writes: “The Secretary of State hereby directs your council not to grant permission on the application without specific authorisation.

“This direction is issued to enable the Department to have a further period in which to consider the proposal.”

The letter gives no indication as to the reason for the delay.

If approved the Quadrant would include a new home for Boston United, 500 houses, a retail park and the start of a new bypass.