Houses Could Be Built On Moor Park’s Tennis Court

One of Preston’s most popular parks could see housing built on the land currently used as Tennis courts.

Land just off Moor Park Avenue, currently owned by the Council, could see a new housing scheme if plans are greenlighted. A report seen by Preston City Council this week states that “Residential development” could take place and the tennis courts would be re-allocated elsewhere.

The area is currently used as Tennis courts alongside multiple other sports. There is another space on Moor Park allocated for sports and recreation use near the Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory. It’s noted in the proposals that the area near the Observatory has recently been modernised and could undergo further enhancement.

The planning proposals were provisionally approved in October behind closed doors by Preston City Council but there are further stages that plans need to go through.

The report states; “The tennis courts were associated with Moor Park’s leisure offer but have been in a poor condition for a number of years.

“The site accommodates four tennis courts and one multi-use games area, but currently only one tennis court is deemed safe to play on. The security fencing surrounding the site is also In poor condition.

“The development of the site for residential use will provide much-needed residential accommodation in the area including the provision of affordable housing”.