Plans afoot for major redevelopment of Boston West

Plans have been revealed to turn part of a former Boston golf course into a 300-pitch caravan site with activity centre, spa and shopping facilities.

Two popular businessmen have tabled ambitious plans to build a luxury resort near Boston to put the town on the map.

Alistair Arundell and Paul Wilkinson have put forward proposals to transform the Boston West site at Hubbert’s Bridge into a state-of-the art visitor attraction.

The pair want to build a leisure complex, entertainment zone, aqua park and a sauna and spa on the 152-acre estate.

More than 300 wooden luxury lodges are set to be built as part of the plans, which could create between 80 and 100 jobs over the next decade.  

In a statement about the proposals, Mr Arundell, who runs a number of hotels in Boston, said: “Boston West has always been renowned for its beautiful parkland, with stunning views around the site, and I’m passionate to allow others to see the stunning landscapes for themselves from our beautiful and high class lodges.

"We’re looking to transform the estate from just a golf centre to something much more, with the inclusion of additional resources such as a state-of-the-art leisure complex, entertainment zone and much more.”

The proposals, which were submitted to Boston Borough Council on Monday, December 23, come just 12 weeks after Mr Arundell and Mr Wilkinson bought the site.

Mr Arundell said a golf course will be retained at Boston West and insisted the master plan could be a ‘lifetime commitment’ for the businessmen.

Mr Wilkinson added: “The introduction of the additional facilities including an aqua park, will, we hope, put Boston firmly on the map, encouraging tourism both to the resort, and to the town.

“We’re keen to work with, and form close partnerships with a variety of sectors, including transport, to provide key links to enable a safe but easy travel between the resort and town centre.”

Mr Arundell said a decision on the proposals could be made as early as April next year, though this could change in the coming months.