A former Boston pub is set to be demolished as part of plans to create 55 new apartments in the town.
Boston Borough Council’s planning committee will next week be asked to approve plans by the Alrahmin Trust to demolish the now-vacant New Castle Inn and build three blocks of flats on the land on Fydell Street.
The three-storey build will include a mix of one and two-bed apartments with amenity space provided in a central area.
A report by council officers, to appear before councillors next Tuesday, says: “On balance, this development, although large in scale and nature will positively improve the appearance of the area and that the benefits of the scheme marginally outweighs the adverse impact this development may have on the area.”
A number of concerns have been raised, including a lack of parking and access to the site being close to a major route through he town.
Officers say that the site would require 110 car spaces would be needed to comply with the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan, however, says the applicant “considers that the area provides more than ample infrastructure within walking distance which negates the need for motor vehicles to access these facilities”.
It adds Lincolnshire County Council highways has not objected.
The officer also says it may be acceptable subject to the provision of appropriate cycle storage areas.
The county council has asked for £56,534 towards additional facilities at two Boston schools, while the borough will ask for 11 properties to be delivered as “affordable housing”.
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