Pickleball courts plan gets green light

Planning officers have approved an application to convert an industrial unit in a South Yorkshire suburb into a small-scale indoor sports court.

City of Doncaster Council said yes to plans to convert a vacant warehouse on Shaw Wood Business Park in Wheatley Hills into pickleball courts.

Pickleball is a sport similar to tennis, played on badminton-sized courts using a perforated ball.

The unit will house three courts which will be bookable for one-hour time slots.

Opening times will be 9am to 8pm during the week with players being able to take part between 9am and 6pm on Saturdays and 10am to 4pm on Sundays.

No internal or external alterations will be made as part of the plans, with existing parking facilities to be utilised.

Concerns were initially raised regarding parking provision, however it was deemed acceptable due to a maximum of 12 customers being able to use the facility.

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