Building work has begun on the first homes at a major new housing development in Boston.
Chestnut Homes has started plot construction at The Quadrant in Wyberton, a mixed-use scheme which will eventually comprise 500 homes, commercial premises, a food store and a new stadium for Boston United Football Club.
Planning permission was granted earlier last month for the first two phases of homes, which are being built on 11 acres of land to the south of Tytton Lane East.
Phases one and two will feature a total of 147 homes, 62 of which will be provided as affordable housing, ranging from one and two-bedroom apartments to five-bedroom detached family houses.
Construction work on these homes is expected to take around three years to complete, with the first plots due to go on sale at the end of this year.
This part of the development will also include an area of green open space with a toddler play area, as well as a series of ecological enhancements, including swales and drainage basins, and bird and bat boxes.
A new roundabout on the A16 which will serve both the new homes and the stadium has already been constructed, and work has now commenced on the main distributor road through the development, which will provide access from both the A16 and the B1397 London Road.
David Newton, managing director of Chestnut Homes, said: “The Quadrant is the most significant new development in Boston for many years and as a Lincolnshire developer we are extremely proud to be delivering it.”