A SPORTS club in Helston has had its application for an upgrade to its existing facilities approved.

As reported in the Packet last month, Helston Cricket Club submitted an application back in March for a replacement cricket net facility that would replace its current nets which residents and members have described as an 'eyesore.'

The plans layed out how the club would look to upgrade its existing nets with two new fully-enclosed cages which would use mesh netting secured by tension wire. 

Having put forward an application for consideration, members of the local community expressed their support for the idea with a number commenting on the application itself.

Falmouth Packet: The new net designThe new net design (Image: Geo Cricket Systems/Durant Cricket)

Locals stated that the club had worked extremely hard to gain promotion for both the first and second team over this season and it was only fair they have the correct facilities to enable them to continue to reach their full potential.

The approval granted to the club was conditional, with the council's planning office setting out that the development should begin before the expiration of three years from the date of permission being granted.

As well as this, Cornwall Council's planning office stated that the development shall be carried out in accordance with the plans listed in the application under the heading "Plans Referred to in Consideration of this Application."