Housing plans passed despite villagers' fears
PLANS to build a new housing development in a village near Boston have been given the go-ahead.
Boston Borough Council's planning committee has approved an application by Cyden Homes Ltd for a mixture of 32 houses on land off Sir Isaac Newton Drive in Wyberton.
The proposals have been revised on a number of occasions to address concerns from neighbours.
The council received two petitions against the plans, one with 88 signatures and one with 87, as well as 16 letters from neighbours.
Objections included concerns over highways and parking safety, over-development and the infrastructure and impact on residential amenity.
Speaking at a meeting to discuss the proposal, Councillor Alison Austin said: "I am concerned about the stretch of Isaac Newton Drive as there will be potentially another 40 to 50 vehicles on that road."
But despite residents' concerns Councillor Alan Lee said: "I think the officers have worked hard on this. I fail to see how we can refuse it."
The application approved is for the construction of 32 dwellings consisting of two bed terraced houses, three bed semi-detached houses and 10 dwellings for affordable housing.
There were no objectors in attendance at the planning committee meeting but a report put before the council addressed several of the main issues before recommending the application was approved.
It stated: "Concerns have been expressed by many residents about the ability of the local highway network to accommodate the traffic that will be generated by 32 properties. However the county highway authority does not concur with this view, subject to conditions."
All councillors voted in favour of the application.