QPR Submit Revised Planning Application for Training Ground

But Ealing residents say they will continue to fight plans for Warren Farm



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Queens Park Rangers Football Club have submitted a revised planning application for a new training ground at Warren Farm in Ealing.

If approved, the scheme will create a new purpose-built training centre for the club’s First Team and Academy, alongside a new community sports facility.

This application builds upon the scheme that was permitted in December 2013 and seeks approval for the design development that has been progressed in the last 12 months.

A decision regarding planning consent is expected in the summer of 2015.

Les Ferdinand, QPR's Director of Football says: " This is a vitally important project for the club and one in which I will have a hands on role.

“We are working closely with Populous and Ealing Council to ensure QPR has a state-of-the-art facility that brings the First Team, Academy and Community together in a unique hub.

“QPR has always been a club that takes pride in its local community and we will ensure that bond is strengthened with this exciting move to Warren Farm."

The plans include a dedicated QPR building for the First Team and Academy, including gym, medical, performance analysis, education, office and changing facilities.

The club says the community will benefit from a new community pavilion providing changing facilities and a new multi-purpose social space. As well as grass pitches, the facility will also have a 3G pitch, an indoor 3G pitch and cricket squares.

As part of the community sports plans, QPR and QPR in the Community Trust will work with Ealing Council on building links with local clubs, schools and community groups to offer a wide range of sport and health programmes.

However, Ealing residents say they will continue to fight QPR's plans for a new training ground at Warren Farm. Campaign group Save Warren Farm has been battling since planning permission was agreed for the site in December 2013. Last year they took the fight to court, but lost. You can read more about this here.

They argue that 61 acres of public land worth £31.5million, is being 'gifted' to a commercial organisation for 200 years rent free.

Ealing Council say QPR planning documents are currently being validated by officers.

 

May 11, 2015