Press Release - 26 Jan
Mike Borrill writes
to Richard Wills, Lincolnshire County Council
Dear Mr Wills
WYBERTON WEST ROAD BOSTON - 67 HOMES
It is concerning that although the planning application for
the above development was originally deferred by Boston Borough
Council, this has now been given permission following advice
from Lincolnshire County Council that a refusal would not stand
up in an appeal situation.
The residents of Boston and indeed, the local population to
be even more inconvenienced by this development are at a loss
to understand the attitude of Lincolnshire County Council when
it comes to road infrastructure in the Boston area. There may
well be a Government legislation, which favours these developments,
but the onus is on the relevant authority to make sure the roads
are in place.
“Transport plays a key role in supporting regional and
local prosperity, economic growth and enhancing quality of life.”
“Improving access to jobs and services, particularly for
those most in need, in ways that are sustainable: improved public
transport, reduced problems of congestion, pollution and safety.”
Not my words but the Department for Transport.
How do the ASDA development and the above fit into that?
Perhaps you would answer a few questions in regard to the West
End Road Development.
1. It is stated that a Traffic Study was completed and that
there was no problem with traffic re the development. Who made
2. What are the Government criteria that allow this development
to go ahead?
3. What is LCC proposing to do about the increased congestion?
I would look forward to your comments.
Boston Bypass & Economic Growth Pressure Group
26 January 2006
Observations of a Coach Driver
Ted Brooks states, "Lincolnshire is
the worst county that I drive in and I have lived there
all my life ... There is very little chance to overtake
safely. Even some existing wider roads are being made
single file by planting concrete kerbs and bollards
in the middle of the road. Is that safer?"
"What Lincoln wants, Lincoln gets. What Boston needs, Lincoln forgets."