OBJECTIONS were raised when plans were put forward to change the position of a tennis court at a residential development in the borough’s green belt.
The application was made by PJ Livesey Heritage Homes at the former Crossley Hospital on Waterloo Lane, Kingsley, now known as Kingsley Park.
The conversion, providing 85 new homes with new build, is nearing completion, according to a report.
The company told planning officers at Cheshire West and Chester Council it was seeking to reorientate the approved tennis court in the development.
No objections were raised by Manley Parish Council but three residents objected, arguing the court would be in direct view from the rear of their homes and noise pollution would be much more significant.
The land had been raised as a result of waste materials being dumped and there were fears of stray balls in gardens.
Approval had already been granted for the court, with 2.75m high chain link boundary fencing, on that particular part of the site, planners pointed out.
Following a survey by the developer, it had been found the tennis court would encroach beneath the canopy of adjacent protected trees.
It would be moved as far as possible away from the nearest dwellings to avoid affecting the trees.
Planners accepted ground levels had been raised by about 2m but said they had previously been lower than the rest of the site.
The plan would not harm the green belt although the increase in levels was apparent when viewed from nearby woodland.
The application was recommended for approval and the borough council agreed that permission could be granted subject to conditions.