Boston

Plan to convert Boston warehouse into apartments

Councillors in Boston will decide on a plans to convert a Boston warehouse site into 61 apartments.

The proposal submitted by Hanseatic Developments would see neighbouring buildings to the Haven Wharf warehouse demolished to make way for apartment blocks of 18 and 19 homes.

One block would be constructed next to John Adams Way and Haven Bridge while the other would be built next to Whitehorse Lane.

The existing warehouse would also be converted into 23 apartments plus extensions to the existing site.

One property would also be built next to the vehicle access to the site.

The proposed elevations for the apartment block.

Councillors on Boston Borough Council will make a decision on the proposal on May 29.

The authority’s planning officer recommended that the application be approved.

It comes after a previous application in 2015 sought to convert the warehouse into apartments and include a cafe and gym on site, but was rejected by the council.

Councillors rejected the application on the grounds that the demolition of buildings on the site would have a harmful effect on listed buildings within the conservation area.

The applicant redesigned the plans following the refusal and concerns raised by Historic England over the demolition of the existing buildings.

In a design and access statement, the developer said that the proposal would be an opportunity for the town of Boston.

They said: “It is a great investment opportunity for the town of Boston.

“One which would bring opportunities for employment, industry and creating a much need connectivity between the under used south section of the High Street and the town centre.

“Any redevelopment should be sympathetic to the town and seek the opportunity to engage with local residents and visitors.”