Boston United chairman aims to submit new stadium plans within six months
DAVID NEWTON admits moving Boston United to a new stadium is proving "very difficult" but still hopes to submit a planning application in the next six months, writes Leigh Curtis.
The Pilgrims only have five years left on their current lease at the Jakeman's Stadium owned by the club's former chairman Pat Malkinson.
Boston have no chance of an extension meaning they will have to leave their home of more than 80 years.
Pilgrims chairman Newton says he is working hard to find the club a new site and has one in mind.
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But the funding for the project is proving an obstacle, although he will still press ahead with a planning application.
"We are working on moving, but it is very difficult to do," said Newton, who runs property firm, Chestnut Homes.
"We are at the point where I think we can see how to deliver it, but funding it is a different matter entirely.
"We have had talks Boston Borough Council, but we will still press ahead to put a planning application within, hopefully, six months.
"It is slow progress and much of that is to do with the current financial climate.
"Not only that, we are also snowed under with other business."