Revisiting Darley tennis club in Old Trafford


richardfrosty - Richard Frost - Manchester

Danger demolition in progress keep outDarley tennis club. Five years ago, a local newspaper called Old Trafford News asked me to investigate a dispute brewing at Darley tennis club on the border between Old Trafford and Chorlton. At the weekend, I decided to check out what’s happened since 2008. I’m glad I did.

It turns out tennis is no longer played at the Darley and, in April 2013, developer Branley Homes submitted plans to build “14 new residential dwellings” on the land – eight four-bedroom semi-detached properties, two three-bedroom semi-detached properties and four three-bedroom terraced properties. Trafford Council hasn’t yet confirmed when the proposals will go before the planning committee but it could be as early as Thursday, 11 July 2013.

For more info, check out the Darley planning application lodged with Trafford Council (comments can be submitted until Thursday, 20 June 2013), as well as the Darley Tennis and Social Club and the Save…

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