Tennis club to make way for Holcombe Brook flats

Tennis club to make way for Holcombe Brook flats

Tennis club to make way for Holcombe Brook flats

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A TENNIS club will be demolished to make way for 50 retirement flats in Holcombe Brook after planners gave plans the go-ahead.

Councillors at the planning meeting in Bury granted permission for developers McCarthy and Stone to begin work on the apartments in Longsight Road.

Approval was initially granted by Bury Council in October 2011 on the condition the work would only start once the tennis club had relocated, to prevent any sporting facilities being lost.

At the meeting, it was confirmed Holcombe Tennis Club’s new £1.5 million home in Hazel Hall Lane is now nearing completion.

After the meeting, club secretary Tony Lawson said that the work is set to be finished in August.

He said: “I am delighted that it has been approved. The courts are 99 per cent done, and we are about to put the roof on the clubhouse.”

Cash from the sale of the former Longsight Road base has been used to fund the new development, which will include eight tennis courts, six of which will be floodlit, a clubhouse, mini-tennis area and practice wall.

The club, which was formed in 1926, went through 12 years of planning and legal issues before it was finally given the green light in October 2011.

A statement on the McCarthy and Stone website confirmed construction was due to start in September, with the first residents to move in from November next year.

Holcombe Tennis Club’s old site will become housing.

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6:08pm Sun 18 May 14

POW WOW says...

Holcombe Brook isn't even in Rossendale !!!!!!!!!
Holcombe Brook isn't even in Rossendale !!!!!!!!! POW WOW
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9:51am Mon 19 May 14

Box Pool says...

POW WOW wrote:
Holcombe Brook isn't even in Rossendale !!!!!!!!!
Or indeed in Lancashire.
[quote][p][bold]POW WOW[/bold] wrote: Holcombe Brook isn't even in Rossendale !!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Or indeed in Lancashire. Box Pool
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12:04pm Thu 22 May 14

Rammyman says...

Do we really have to keep having this conversation?
Holcombe Brook is NOT in Rossendale Borough in fact it is in the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, you are right to that extent. It is however in a geographical area known as the Rossendale Uplands as a consequence The Lancashire Telegraph puts Ramsbottom and Holcombe Brook news on its Rossendale Page in the paper and Under Rossendale in its web page as they are following geographical boundaries. You it would seem POW WOW are not aware of your geography.
Do we really have to keep having this conversation? Holcombe Brook is NOT in Rossendale Borough in fact it is in the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, you are right to that extent. It is however in a geographical area known as the Rossendale Uplands as a consequence The Lancashire Telegraph puts Ramsbottom and Holcombe Brook news on its Rossendale Page in the paper and Under Rossendale in its web page as they are following geographical boundaries. You it would seem POW WOW are not aware of your geography. Rammyman
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12:18pm Thu 22 May 14

Rammyman says...

And to Box Pool who says Holcombe Brook is not in Lancashire. The Post Office never recognised the term Greater Manchester so to this day people in Holcombe Brook, Bury, Bolton etc., still put Lancashire as their official address.
http://www.forl.co.u
k/
Also where is the home of Lancashire COUNTY Cricket club - ah Manchester no less.
And to Box Pool who says Holcombe Brook is not in Lancashire. The Post Office never recognised the term Greater Manchester so to this day people in Holcombe Brook, Bury, Bolton etc., still put Lancashire as their official address. http://www.forl.co.u k/ Also where is the home of Lancashire COUNTY Cricket club - ah Manchester no less. Rammyman
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