Parking fears put housing development on hold


An application for eight homes has been scuppered by fears of dangerous parking after councillors deferred the plans until a safe solution could be found.

Boston Borough Council’s planning committee discussed the plans on land at Carmel Green last Tuesday - where the developer hoped to get outline permission for eight houses.

The applicant, Peter Lingard, said his father Henry had previously owned the land, which originally held a bungalow and a workshop.

He said that he had grown up in Boston and now lived away, but he wanted to ‘give something back to the town’.

He said: “I have a high hope that the building of these affordable eight homes will help me repay to Boston the help it gave me.”

Following a site visit, councillors still had concerns over parking spaces which faced a busy road and asked that the plans be looked at again to find a solution.

They also raised concerns, along with residents, about the type of housing used and whether they would overlook existing bungalows.

They acknowledged that revision of the plans had seen the site rotated.

Councillors voted unanimously to defer the application.