Plans to put homes on pub site labelled ‘mediocre’


Plans for 11 new homes to be built on the site of the Beridge Arms pub in Sutterton have been labelled ‘mediocre’.

At last Tuesday’s Boston Borough Council planning meeting, members saw plans by Visual Developments (Sutterton) for the demolition of the pub and erection of 11 new homes – some of which will front the main Station Road.

But some were unhappy with their modern design and quality, with concerns they will not fit in with the village’s surroundings.

The parish council has already ‘strongly objected’ to the plans on the same grounds.

Coun Alison Austin said: “It looks very mediocre – and this site is opposite a magnificent church.”

Coun Michael Brookes added: “They don’t look interesting at all. These building should be setting the standard for future developments.”

Coun David Witts asked if the plans could be revised.

The committee will reconsider the application when new designs are submitted.

A second planning application for the demolition of the redundant water tower and building of 13 new homes in Spalding Road was considered. SPC Developments wants to build nine market houses and four affordable homes.

Its plans were met favourably by the majority of members who voted to approve them, subject to conditions .