Councillors extend permission for village housing development

SUTTERTON could be getting new housing built in the village after permission was extended by Boston borough councillors.

An outline application to erect more than five dwellings at the site of a garage and former print works on Station Road, was approved at a council planning committee meeting last Tuesday.

Permission had been granted in 2007 and the land had been placed on the market.

However, in the application Robert Lowe, of Robert Lowe Chartered Architect, the agent of Mr R. Rudd, of SLPP, said due to the economic recession it had remained unsold and the previous application expired.

A council planning report stated: “The development will not adversely affect the character of the area, highway safety or residential amenity.

“Furthermore, although part of the site is allocated as industrial land, its loss to residential use will not adversely affect economic development given the amount of land that is used or allocated for use in the borough.”