Plans for a new vets practice which were originally put down because they didn’t match the council’s plan for a business park are set to be approved next week.
Boston Borough Council officers have given the project on Endeavour Park a pat on the head after applicant David Feldmar diagnosed a lack of interest in the site for developments that complied with the authority’s local plan.
They were originally turned down because the area is supposed to be designated for “B1 business” or hotels and recreational facilities.
An officers report from growth manager Lisa Hughes says: “The proposal would result in a development on a site that would not be policy compliant.
“However, marketing information has been submitted which shows the site (as well as the wider Endeavour Park) has been proactively marketed for almost 3-years.
“No interest in [an appropriate] use has been demonstrated. As a result, whilst the previous application was refused, this additional information overcomes the previous reason for refusal.”
The report praises the layout and says any noise associated with animals would be minimal.
Documents from Mr Feldmar say the building has been designed “to create an appealing modern façade that will create architectural interest but also operate effectively throughout the lifespan of the building”.
It will include 29 parking spaces with enough space to increase it to 40 if needed.
The plans include large reception, kennels, theatres, x-ray area and a space for walking pets.
The practice would hire up to eight part-time nurses and four reception staff along with three vets on a full-time basis.