Go ahead given for move to cricket ground near Acomb Green
The bridge clubs planning application to build a replacement HQ at the Acomb Sports and Social Club site has been approved. The application was revealed in January when the club said that it needed to move from its present base in Holgate.
There are several conditions attached to the approval including a requirement for an electric vehicle charging point.
The hours of operation of the approved use will be confined to between 9am to 11pm Monday to Saturday and 11am to 8pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays
Full details of the restrictions can be viewed in the decision letter (click)
Many will welcome the provision of a new leisure facility in west York which has suffered a decline in the choices available during recent years.
The Acomb Cricket Club has also had something of a renaissance recently with the team being promoted to the top flight at the end of last season.
This application has not formally been publicised yet, but details are on the Councils planning web site.
If approved it would see the York Bridge Club move from their premises in Holgate into Westfield. As such it would be the first new leisure facility that the area would gain after a decade which has seen the closure of several local amenities including the bowling club, football pitches at Lowfields, the multi user games area etc.
The single storey building itself is unlikely to be controversial but the site selected is currently allocated, in planning documents, as open sports space. It was last used as tennis courts some 20 years ago.
If the Bridge Clubs current premises in Holgate Road were to be converted into residential accommodation, then it is likely that this would weigh in the balance.