Plans to replace a tennis court with a residential development have been approved.
Oliver James Construction has been granted planning permission to demolish an unused indoor tennis court and construct five houses on land off Moor Lane.
The 0.34 acre site adjoins Green Hedges and is located on the south side of Moor Lane, west of its junction with Clay Lane.
The scheme is for three 3-bed terraced units, plus two 4-bed semi-detached units, laid within the footprint of the tennis court. The properties will be built over 2.5 storeys and share 12 parking spaces.
Wilmslow Town Council recommend refusal of this application on the grounds of overdevelopment of the site and Wilmslow Civic Trust objected stating the following reasons: the housing numbers required by the Local Plan are now satisfied until 2030 and therefore there is no need for further development; the scheme will impose a greater strain on the general infrastructure serving this area; the proposed high density is incompatible in this semi rural setting and there is no provision for safe pavement access to the site along Moor Lane.
The plans can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council website by searching for planning reference 20/5559.