Former Burnage Cricket Club, Views, p Ashurst Communications

Ollier Smurthwaite Architects designed the proposals for Views. Credit: via Ashurst Communications

Consultation launches for 68 Burnage homes

Developer Views has visions of transforming the former Burnage Cricket Club site on the corner of Kingsway and Mauldeth Road in Manchester into a neighbourhood.

Initial designs by Ollier Smuthwaite Architects call for constructing 11 three-bed houses and 47 four-bed ones, while also redeveloping existing buildings on the site into approximately 10 apartments.

Each of the houses would have its own private back garden and front driveway for the parking of one car. The proposals also include EV charging infrastructure and secure cycle parking for the properties.

Asteer Planning is drawing up the application for the scheme for Views.

Views senior development manager Patrick Sheridan said: “Our plans will breathe new life into the former Burnage Cricket Club ground and provide much-needed new family homes to the area.

“We are working closely with Manchester City Council and would now like to put our proposals to the local community for their feedback, ahead of a planning application.”

Views is also looking for alternative cricket locations to replace the playing field that would be lost due to its development plans – even though the Burnage Cricket Club has been closed since around 2011.

You can access the consultation starting 9am 31 May on at

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Grew up round there, everybody I knew has left, it’s changed beyond recognition

By Anonymous

Why did the cricket club shut down?

By Anonymous

It was a well-maintained cricket club until 10 years ago when some dodgy dealings happened and the council became completely absent. It’s local knowledge the land was bequeathed to the city and community for amenity use only. I’d suggest the local community have the right to ask for that back.

By js1000

The new estate will be a great asset to our local community. My only worry is of the council and tenants ability to maintain the the cleanliness and harmony of this asset by stricter vetting of new tenants. Prime example: Welsh Estate.

By Anonymous

I honestly am worried and concerned for the area. Coming from the city center when new developments began took over the whole area. Any spare land another build went up. There is limited green space now with buildings to close to each other. Horrible mess is all I can say. It makes you feel suppressed. I do hope this doesn’t happen in burnage. Please leave our green space alone! . It is important for mental health etc. I honestly after speaking to residents of hulme, deansgate etc nobody really had an impact on new developments or even listened to.

By Simona boulton

Why not 47 – 3 Bed Houses and 11 – 4 bed houses . Our area has been changed out of all recognition. Avenues of semi detached houses are now rows of terraced houses. All joined together or the smallest gap between each house. Planning permission non existent.

By Burnage resident

Don’t think there is any intention for this to be social housing? Private. Also don’t think the Welsh Estate deserves the rep. That’s past.

By Chris P

It’s not good idea somebody building houses on green area . It’s very sad for environments

By Khan

I like this opportunity. I will buy this house

By Abida Ijaz

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