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Planning bid for derelict Kirton site submitted

Kirton could see a new housing development built on a derelict site if planning permission is approved.

Birmingham based developer Platform Housing Ltd has submitted an application to Boston Borough Council’s planning department to build 42 homes on the former Boston Tractors site on London Road in the village.

The developer is proposing to build ten one bedroom properties, eighteen two bedroom properties and a further fourteen three bedroom properties on the 3.17 acre site.

London Road, Kirton (41652838)
London Road, Kirton (41652838)

Within the planning statement, agent Alan Finch of Moulton Land and Planning Ltd states that the development will bring a derelict site back into use.

The statement reads: “This is an allocated site for residential development which will see a derelict brownfield site brought back into use in a very sustainable location in the popular settlement of Kirton.

“This is an opportunity for housing delivery in the short term by applicants who work very closely with the Borough Council in providing a varied and significant volume of housing to satisfy identified local need.”

The statement also details the developer’s work to provide housing to the area and concerns regarding developer contributions as part of Section 106 obligations.

It reads: “The applicants in this instance are Registered Housing Providers who work very closely with the Borough Council in delivering housing to satisfy local housing need, particularly by way of rental accommodation.

“The viability of any housing scheme is crucial to its delivery and as a Registered Housing Provider the applicants are already in discussion with the Borough Council to ensure that this scheme will be deliverable and of direct benefit to the Borough Council in helping towards satisfying local housing need, therefore it is essential that the proposal is not burdened with financial contributions which would prevent the development materialising.”

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