Councillors approve 288 new homes

The Boston Borough Council building.
The Boston Borough Council building.

Councillors have approved plans to build up to 288 houses across the borough.

Boston Borough Council’s planning committee voted in favour of three developments at a meeting last Tuesday.

l Land at Sibsey Road and Wainfleet Road, in Boston, will see 66 homes built, including 11 affordable dwellings - along with vehicular access, garages and other infrastructure.

The application followed the refusal of a similar scheme in 2014 for 82 houses on the site, which was later appealed but dismissed.

A vote to reject the application was defeated by a casting vote, a further move to approve saw five vote in favour, four against and two abstentions.

l An application to build 180 homes on Lindis Road, in Fishtoft, will also include the demoliton of a former scrap yard, buildings and disused farm buildings .

A report said access to the site would be off Lindis Road, at the former access to Shooters Yard.

Councillors also saw a 77 signature petition handed in objecting to the site.

The applicant has agreed to deliver a 15 per cent financial contribution towards affordable housing on the site, as well as £180,000 towards education and health and use seven per cent of the site as open space and play areas.

l A 42 home development on Watery Lane, Butterwick, will see a contribution of £103,384 to increase secondary and sixth-form provision.

The development will include a 24 per cent level of affordable housing.

Councillors agreed to delegate the decision to officers to grant both the above plans.