A private tennis club has been granted planning permission to relocate from Golders Green to East Finchley.

Chandos Lawn Tennis Club in Chandos Way, Wellgarth Road will build new courts and a clubhouse on the former site of Finchley Manor Garden Centre in East End Road.

The new club will provide four full-sized open clay courts, four full-sized covered courts and one open mini-court as well as parking facilities for cars and bikes and a single storey clubhouse with a restaurant.

Meanwhile, the club’s current facilities in Wellgarth Road will be demolished to make way for 39 flats and six houses.

Social housing will also be provided as part of the scheme, with 11 flats and eight houses due to be built on the Stonegrove estate.

Barnet Borough Council’s planning and environment committee approved the plans at a meeting held at Hendon Town Hall this evening.

More to follow.