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The Quadrant - Updated

The Secretary of State has decided that the planning application at The Quadrant which was supported by the Planning Committee on 5 August will not be 'called-in'. He is content that the application can be determined by the local authority.

The Minister says that he has carefully considered the case against his call-in policy which will only be used very selectively and also in the light of the Government commitment to enable planning decisions to be made at the local level whenever possible.

The Minister did receive a separate request from an unidentified party that he should intervene in this application but his response to that party is that it is now for the Borough Council to determine the application.

This is significant progress in realising the Council's support for this proposal. It is difficult to confirm when the approval will be released since negotiations on the legal agreement which must accompany any decision are continuing. However, the Council is hopeful that those negotiations will be concluded shortly so that the permission will be released in line with the Planning Committee's decision last month.

Cllr Peter Bedford, Leader of the Council said: "I welcome this decision by the Secretary of State as this demonstrates the Planning Committee made the right decision for Boston as a whole. The Council will continue to work with the developer and partner agencies to conclude the s.106 and enable permission to be released."

Related documents

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[2Mb] Planning Obligation Under s.106 Section 106 Agreement For land known as The Quadrant

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