THE QUADRANT: Council and MP praise ‘exciting’ development

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The leader of Boston Borough Council praised the plans as ‘exciting’ with MP Mark Simmonds saying they showed confidence in our economy.

Coun Peter Bedford said: “This is, without doubt, an exciting and interesting project and the council has been consulted from an early stage.”

He said Chestnut Homes had already initiated pre-planning application talks with the council.

However, he added: “The proposals for the Tytton Lane area, including for the football club, will be the subject of planning applications and will have to be subject to full scrutiny and consultation, going through all the usual procedures.”

He added that the council expects to see a planning application in the new year.

Boston and Skegness MP Mark Simmonds said he was happy with the proposals and the economic benefits they will bring.

He said: “I’m pleased that developers have shown confidence in Boston by announcing these terrific proposals which will bring additional jobs and housing to the Boston area.

“Clearly there will be a need for comprehensive consultation, particularly with those living around those development sites, but I am in favour and would encourage further economic development to the Boston area.”

Readers have been having their say on our Facebook page.

○ Stuart Elding: “The first part of the plan seems good, but I’m not so keen on the second phase. It’s quite nice to have that little piece of open space / countryside south of Chain Bridge Road.”

○ Mick Taylor: “I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited over any other development in Boston.”

○ Jamie Brown: “Hopefully be an exciting future for Boston United.”

○ Malc Whiley: “My concerns would be more infrastructure rather than woodland. I don’t see the area being used at all as it is now with maybe a dog walker being the exception.”

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