Council leader says Quadrant is ‘for the greater good of Boston’

The new design for Boston United's proposed ground
The new design for Boston United's proposed ground

The leader of Boston Borough Council hailed tonight’s decision on the Quadrant and says the development ios for the ‘greater good of Boston’.

Coun Peter Bedford said: “This decision will not please everyone – but it is a good decision for the greater good of Boston and the borough.

“It brings in much-needed new housing and leisure and commercial opportunites, lays an important foundation for a traffic relief road for Boston and secures the future of the football club.

“We cannot afford to stand still and risk stagnation. Boston is moving forwards and I applaud this bold decision.”

The decision was made by the council’s planning committee after a four and a half hour meeting.

The Quadrant plans feature a new home for Boston United, 500 houses, a supermarket and a new road.

Council chief executive Richard Harbord also welcomed the plans.

He said: “This represents a great opportunity for economic gowth.

“Now we wait to hear if the Secretary of State wants to call the application in.”

The Standard understands the Secretary of State would be likely to decide within 21 days of receiving the details of the application from the council.