QUADRANT: Developer set to submit Quadrant plans...and promises they are better

Original Quadrant plans.
Original Quadrant plans.

Boston United are preparing to submit a planning application for The Quadrant - their proposed new stadium - by the end of the month.

And Pilgrims chairman David Newton believes that, after taking on board the opinions of the public, the blueprints will be far superior to the designs that were originally unveiled in mid-November.

“We think that, following our consultation period, we have now produced better plans to submit,” said Mr Newton, who is also the managing director of property developers Chestnut Homes.

Plans for the site, which will be off the A16 in Wyberton, to the south of the town, will include the new football stadium, as well as a sports hall and an all-weather 3G sports pitch.

Alterations to the designs will include a climbing wall and dance studio that will form part of the stadium’s southern stand.

“With think that will form a strong sight as people approach Boston,” Mr Newton added. “We have increased the size of the north stand a little for the home fans, to make it a little more akin to the Town End at York Street.

“We have also changed the style of the flodlights to make them more prominent.

“This came after consultations with the public.”

It is hoped that the development, expected to cost around £5.5million, will be funded by the building of residential properties by the site, as well as introducing a number of new businesses - such as bars and restaurants - to the area.

Further monies will also come from sports grants the club are hoping to secure.

However, United will be unable to apply for grants until planning proposals have been passed by Boston Borough Council.

United and the council have been working closely on the plans.

They have been locked in a planning performance agrement, meaning both parties have been working together to create an application which would need little, if any, adjustments during the application process.

“We have been working closely together,” Mr Newton added.