Project Update 11

Where we are now             

We have:

  • Achieved Outline Planning Permission for two one and a half storey residences on the Holme Close site.


  • Marketed the site and are in receipt of offers in order for an eventual sale to release the funds to relocate the club to new, purpose built, all-weather, whole year facilities at the Woodlands, Castor site.


  • Developed plans comprising five all-weather tennis courts, three of which will be floodlit, two Padel Courts and 2 Pickle Ball courts. All the facilities will be available to members and non-members through an online booking system.


  • Confirmed that a longstanding possible obstruction to the proposed site of a foul water drain under the control of Anglian Water is no longer an issue.


  • Begun a process to sign off the necessary formal lease having already agreed a Heads of Terms agreement with Nene Park Trust to secure land on a lease basis involving 50 years duration, ground rent, storage, an eventual shared clubhouse facility, etc.


  • Continued to communicate regularly with members and other interested parties through circulating the “Summary of Progress” documents which are also stored on the club website.

What’s coming up

The date of the next meeting of the Project Committee is Wednesday 5 April 2023.

Want to know more?

If you have questions at any stage about these developments, then please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Project committee:


Will Burgess       07801-743968

Richard Ingham                       07989-856155

David McPartlin             07707-036009

Bill Sansom                            07836-283964

Kevin Tighe                              07826-181479


David McPartlin

on behalf of Castor and Ailsworth Tennis Club Project Committee