Boston Borough Council supports proposals for major mixed use development in the centre of historic Boston
At its meeting on 26th June the Planning Committee of Boston Borough Council voted overwhelmingly to support the proposed redevelopment of land currently used as a surface car park between Wide Bargate and the Centenary Methodist Church in central Boston. The proposal will see the development of 14 new shop units, 2 café/restaurants, 15 apartments and a newly landscaped street providing a thoroughfare from Red Lion Street to Wide Bargate as well as direct access into Central Park.
In summarising the proposal the Development Manager explained that the principles of this scheme had been incorporated into the Council’s planning policy for many years. She explained that the proposed development has the potential to substantially improve the retail offer of the town, and to improve its competitive position in relation to other local and regional centres as well as providing residential accommodation within the town centre further increasing the viability and vitality of the town centre. She concluded that the proposals represent a substantial improvement on the scheme approved in 2006 and that the design of the proposed development will have a positive impact on the character and appearance of the town centre, Conservation Area and listed buildings, as well as strengthening its retail offer.