Rules set out for special Quadrant meeting


The special rules for a key meeting on the Quadrant plans have been set out.

However, the changes don’t guarantee a spot for campaign groups on both sides of the fence to put their case forward.

The rules – just for this meeting at Haven High Academy on August 5 at 4pm – include allowing 20 members of the public – 10 for and 10 against – three minutes speaking time.

The speakers will have to register in advance and will be chosen on a first-come, first-served basis.
Written statements will be accepted and will be summarised in a report before the committee.

Wyberton Parish Council and Chestnut Homes will definitely be able to speak for 15 minutes.

The planning committee agreed the changes last Tuesday and the full council also voted in favour on Monday.

At the meeting, Coun Richard Austin asked if the opposition Wyberton Quadrant Action Group and the Boston United Supporters Association could also have set times to speak, however he was voted down.

He was told that chairman Coun Mary Wright would have delegated powers to extend the speakers and time, if necessary.
The opening date for applications will be announced next week meeting.

Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce is also set to discuss the business view of the Quadrant plans at a meeting at the Assembly Rooms, Boston on Thursday, July 17.

The meeting starts at 7.30pm. See next week’s paper for more.