Checkley Cricket Club set for new permanent changing rooms

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Checkley Cricket Club will build new permanent on-site changing rooms after having planning permission passed by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.

The club currently has a temporary facility with the main changing rooms not big enough for safe social distancing to take place amid Covid-19.

The club’s management committee wanted to replace the temporary structure with a permanent building to create a separate changing area for women and girls as well as “greater functioning space”.

Within the planning application, a design and access statement reads: “Following relaxing of Covid restrictions, play was resumed and temporary changing accommodation had to be established adjacent to the playing area because the existing changing rooms are not big enough to accommodate safe social distancing.


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“The management committee now wish to replace these temporary facilities with a purpose-built structure which will allow greater functioning space and create a separate changing area for women and girls.

“This will also allow internal alterations to the existing club house, especially in respect of disabled toilets.”

It continued: “The proposal is for a mono-slope building facing the playing area which will include facilities in line with ECB requirements.

“It is understood that the site is not subject to flooding and is not within a Flood Zone.

“This development should have no detrimental effect on the people in the locality.”

Checkley Cricket Club was first formed in 1860 and has played at its current site on Uttoxeter Road since 1919, going on the purchase the facility in 1954.

It is considered to be “one of the best facilities in the area” with the club now operating ten junior teams – some of which are mixed boys and girls teams – in addition to its five senior teams, two women’s teams and girls team.

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