Plans to turn a golf course at Hubberts Bridge, Boston into a holiday resort are one step closer to reality following the granting of planning permission.

The proposed works for Boston West Golf Club were determined by Boston Borough Council’s planning committee at a virtual meeting held on Tuesday 28th July 2020, where they gained support from the council’s planning committee.

The proposals from Boston West Golf Limited would see the part change of use of the golf course for the siting of 300 lodge style caravans with associated facilities, along with a “hub” building to contain an ancillary reception, activity centre, spa, retail unit, food and beverage, facilities management and associated works. Part of the existing golf course and the driving range would be retained.

The Planning Committee approval was motioned by Chairman, Councillor Tom Ashton, who said: “It’s an application that has been well presented and there are a lot of benefits for the borough.”

Deputy Leader and Portfolio holder for Planning, Councillor Nigel Welton, said: “This is a great investment for the borough. Once the scheme is complete it is estimated to generate an expenditure of £4.4 million per annum and £2.3 million per annum in gross value added for the economy.

“Not forgetting supporting permanent employment, with both direct and in-direct jobs being created within the tourism sector and wider economy. It is a great sign of intent and confidence in the current climate, and reinforces that Boston is a great place to visit and invest in.”

Directors of Boston West, Alistair Arundell and Paul Wilkinson, said: “We would like to thank Boston Council’s planning department for their amazing hard work and working with us to hopefully create a big boost to Boston’s economy. We would also like to thank the planning committee for their commitment to Boston and helping bring wonderful and exciting developments.”