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Stadium worries for Boston
Filbert Street
Many clubs are building new grounds
Boston United Football Club has applied for planning permission to demolish its York Street ground and replace it with a housing development.

But no application has been made for a new stadium and planning officials at Boston Borough Council have expressed their concerns about a lack of information from the club.

The application to the council is asking for outline planning permission to bulldoze the stadium and replace it with new homes on the 3.6 acre site.

But Boston Borough Council has been highly critical of the plan, describing it as "minimalist".

In a statement they say they have stressed to Boston United officials that they wanted both the application for York Street and the new stadium to be submitted together.

The statement goes on to say it wants to help the football club to move forward, but adds it cannot hide its concern with what it describes as a "superficial" application.

They are worried it presents a number of very serious difficulties with no alternative home for Boston United.

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