‘We say no to plans for new homes’

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PROTESTORS say “precious land” in their village will be lost if plans for a 30-home social housing development are given the go-ahead.

Residents in Wyberton have drawn up a 140-name petition against plans by Lindum Homes for a 0.6 hectare site at the back of Tytton Lane East and Solway Avenue.

Resident Corina Sellers said: “Not every bit of green land needs housing on it. This is an area abundant with wildlife right at the back of people’s gardens. We simply don’t want this to happen.

“The main points we oppose the application for are the loss of trees in the area that are inhabited by bats and owls.

“We want to make people aware of this precious land which we will lose unless we can stop this development.”

The plans, put in to Boston Borough Council, aim to build 30 new homes, a new estate road, two public open spaces and 17 parking spaces.

Other concerns include fears the new properties will overlook existing homes and gardens, and bring increased traffic flow, noise and pollution.

Lindum Homes managing director Robert Doughty said: “We are aware of the concerns raised by residents and have ensured all the matters raised have been duly considered by way of additional survey work and discussion with the borough council as the planning authority.”

Mr Doughty said the original proposal was changed to address fears about the proximity to the existing homes.