A derelict Boston pub will be demolished to make way for 32 new town centre flats.
The New Castle Inn has suffered arson attacks and vandalism during the nine years it has stood empty on Fydell Way.
Boston Borough Council have agreed to an application from the Alrahmin Trust for it to be knocked down, and three apartment blocks be built on the site.
Plans have been scaled back after a previous application for 55 flats on the site was rejected for being “over-development”.
The new application also addressed concerns about lack of parking, with 39 new spaces to be created.
The New Castle Inn dates back to the 1880s but closed in 2013, and spent several years on the market without success.
The dilapidated building is described as having lost its historical value.
The planning application says: “The building has now been vacant for nine years, and has suffered from physical deterioration, vandalism, rough sleeping and arson.”
Its license was finally removed in 2017.
The application says the project will help to meet housing need in Boston and create additional choice of accommodation.
Documents submitted say: “The overall amount of development has been significantly reduced. This has allowed the flat blocks to be significantly reduced in size and relocated.
“Further, the overall height and massing of the buildings has also been reduced. It is considered that these amendments fully address the previous concerns in this regard whilst still making efficient use of the land.
“It is also considered that an acceptable level of amenity would be provided to the new occupiers.”
Boston Borough Council’s planning officers granted permission earlier this month.
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