Church officials to lease Quadrant stadium land to Boston United

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

The Quadrant development plans have been given a huge boost - by church officials.

A 13-acre site off the A16 - where Boston United are hoping to build their new stadium and ‘community hub’ - is owned by the Parochial Church Council (PCC) of the Holy Trinity Skirbeck Church, which has held the land in trust for the Diocese of Lincoln for 60 years.

And church officials say they are happy to lease land to developers Chestnut Homes, to allow the project to move forward - if planning permission is granted.

Speaking on behalf of the PCC, the Rev Simon Dowson said: “We are pleased that we are in a position to lease the land which will help this exciting project to go ahead.

“We hope that the project will be of great benefit to the town of Boston.”

As part of the lease, the church has asked developers Chestnut Homes to include a number of community uses within their plans.

One of the community plans included in the project is a sportshall – which will be built to host international badminton matches.

Boston United chairman David Newton explained: “It will be a good sportshall in terms of design. It should take some international badminton matches - we’ve designed it to that level with pull-out seating.

“It’s set up with seating around to allow that to happen - we wanted to give it a special identity really.”

The hall will also include a dance hall and climbing wall.