New homes planned on former cricket club site

The former Chilton Moor Cricket Club site.
The former Chilton Moor Cricket Club site.
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New family homes are set to be built on the site of a derelict cricket club, the Echo can reveal.

An outline planning application has been submitted to create 45 dwellings on the former Chilton Moor Cricket Club site, in Black Boy Road, Fence Houses.

I think it’ll definitely be a good thing.

Chilton Moor resident Tony Smith

As part of the application, a statement reads: “The absence of development within this plot has more of an impact on the street.

“It is a vacant fenced site which is currently an underused pub car park that can be a crime and tipping nuisance.

“It has been noted that there is a demand in the arwea for three/four/six-bedroom premium, private family houses.”

The statement added: “From a security perspective the development of the site in this way will drastically decrease current issues with trespass, tipping and escape desire lines.”

Those living close to the site, which houses Chilton Meadows Day Nursery, said that they welcomed the development.

Builder Tony Smith, 52, who has lived in Black Boy Road for the past nine years, said: “I think it’ll definitely be a good thing.

“All the neighbours I’ve spoken to haven’t got any problems with houses being built there, as long as they do something with the junction (with Front Street) because it’s dangerous.

“We think there will be a roundabout or traffic lights put there once the houses are finished.”

A consultation over the plans ends on April 30, with a decision on whether to approve the proposals expected to be made in September.