PLANS to build new houses on the site of a tennis club in Lymm will help fund a move to a new location.

Developers are looking to build five homes on the courts at Manor Road Tennis Club in the village.

The club is planning to move to better facilities at the nearby Lymm Rugby Club.

Plans have now been submitted to Warrington Borough Council.

Planning documents state: “The existing site is a a tennis club consisting of two clay courts and associated small club house and toilets.

“The existing courts do not meet current space standards for competitions nor do they have floodlighting which restricts use.

“ he club is relocating to Lymm Rugby Club with the provision of four new build courts.

“The new location will provide four new courts to LTA standard with floodlighting. This will allow the expansion of the club with the provision of high quality courts and co-occupancy of the existing clubhouse with Lymm RFC.

“The proposal is to develop the existing tennis club site to create five new dwellings with profits from the development being set against the development of new facilities at the rugby club.

“This will allow the expansion of club activities and the development of high quality sports facilities to replace the constrained and limited current provision.”

The new homes will include three, three-bedroom properties and two four-bedroom homes.

Each will have two parking spaces and a garden.

Developers have also included a garden room in each home which could be used as a small study or office for home working.

The proposal includes the resurfacing and improvement of the private drive from Manor Road to the site.

And the developers say the new homes have been designed to match those already in place in the area.

n For more details, search for the application on the borough council’s website at