Howzat Lincoln? Plans for new West Common cricket pavilion

Cricketing groups in Lincoln are in line for a new pavilion on the West Common.

The site, which lies to the west of the tennis courts and bowling greens off Carholme Road, has been marked for the development by applicants the City of Lincoln Council.

A pavilion would enhance the offer of the Carholme Cricket Club, which is based on the common, as well as Ruston’s Cricket Club.

Initial designs for the proposed West Common cricket pavilion.

Initial designs for the proposed West Common cricket pavilion.

West Common is one of the most highly used areas leisure and recreation areas of the city according to the Social Services team.

Approval of the plans rest on comments from Sport England, which must have been submitted by May 20.

The plans reflect policy principles of the Local Plan Policy and National Planning Framework, which set out government’s priorities for the provision of community facilities and sports venues.

The new 6x6m pavilion would be on the slab of a former timber pavilion which burned down some time ago.

The design for the building is a simple block construction with a pitched roof.

It has been recommended that the council grants permission given a set time constraint and detailed plans are completed, and the consultation response from Sports England is satisfactory.

The application will be discussed by the council’s planning committee in June 9.