Boston

Plans to build Boston shopping village and flats on car park

Some 16 shops and restaurants will be built on a 150-space Boston car park site if plans are approved.

Texas Group PLC have submitted a planning application to Boston Borough Council for the residential and retail development on the site near the Centenary Methodist Church between Wide Bargate and Red Lion Street.

It could also create 100 new jobs in the town, with supporting documents with the application stating there would be 100 employees, of which 50 would actually be full-time.

The development will consist of two and three storey buildings, which will be in keeping with the rest of the area. 

Plans for the development on Red Lion Street in Boston. Photo: Core Architects.Refurbishment and extension of the Grade II listed 4 Wide Bargate will include 16 retail units and 15 residential apartments with associated car parking.

The refurbishment on the land will retain all the important listed elements of the New Look building at number 4 Wide Bargate.

3D plans ariel view from North East. Photo: Core Architects.

There will also be the creation of a new pedestrian link connecting Wide Bargate to Red Lion Street.

The council’s economic development manager gave a response of no objections to the plans on Monday, March 5 with a final decision on the planning application not yet made at the time of writing.

The full application can be viewed on Boston Borough Council’s website.