TWENTY eight new homes are set to be built on land in Wyberton, following approval of a controversial planning application to provide new houses in the area.
Planners agreed to let Lindum Homes build the new houses on land at the back of Tytton Lane East and Solway Avenue when the matter application came before them, despite objections from more than 20 people in the nearby area and a 253-signature petition.
The application, which will provide 14 affordable homes and 14 houses at market value, was originally turned down by Boston Borough Council’s planning board as it was considered to be over-intensive and would affect the amenity of local residents, but councillors felt these issues had been addressed in the resubmitted application.
At a meeting of the committee this afternoon (Tuesday), Coun Paul Mould said: “If we keep turning down these developments we are not going to give the affordable housing we have got to give every year.”
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