Plans to build 102 homes on farmland near Boston

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A bid has been made to turn agricultural land on the outskirts of Boston into a residential development of more than a hundred homes.

The plans relate to farmland off White House Lane, Fishtoft.

Boston New Homes Limited is asking Boston Borough Council for permission to build 102 homes on the site, including 21 affordable homes.

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The 102 would break down as four one-bed units, 48 two-bed units, 46 three-bed units, and four four-bed units, with six being dormer bungalows.

The land off White House Lane, Fishtoft, where the development is proposed.The land off White House Lane, Fishtoft, where the development is proposed.
The land off White House Lane, Fishtoft, where the development is proposed.

It follows separate plans to build up to 83 dwellings on the site. In January 2019, outline approval was given for such a development, however, this expired two years ago.

In the Design and Access Statement submitted as part of these new plans, the author notes: “The White House Lane development contributes positively to the character, distinctiveness and significance of the local built environment.”

“The proposal will provide positive economic and social benefits for the local area and the wider borough,” it adds.

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The previous application did attract some opposition from local people, with four representations made. Concerns included: increased traffic, that the road was not wide enough, increased noise, and increased pressure on local GP services.

Fishtoft Parish Council, meanwhile, had no objections to the previous plans, though did express regret at the loss of ‘valuable grade’ arable land, the planning committee was told at the time.

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