QPR granted planning permission for Warren Farm training ground

Ealing councillors voted in favour of the plans to build a new complex, which is set to be completed in time for the 2015-16 season
QPR have confirmed they have received planning permission to build a state-of-the-art training ground at Warren Farm.

Ealing councillors voted in favour of the club's proposal to build a multi-purpose training facility and community sports complex on Wednesday evening.

Work is set to begin in the coming months, with the facility to be completed in time for the 2015-16 season.

"This is a landmark day for Queens Park Rangers Football Club," QPR CEO Philip Beard told the club's official website.

"We are hugely grateful for the support shown by all parties, especially the local residents, who we hope will benefit extensively from the range of facilities and activities that will become available over the course of the coming years.

"There is a lot of hard work ahead of us as we finalise the design details and tendering of the project, but today’s news is a massive step forward and a significant milestone for the club."

The training facility will provide grass pitches for the first team and academy, indoor and outdoor 3G pitches, a gym, sports science and rehabilitation areas, and academy classrooms.

Meanwhile, the community sports complex will be used to develop participation programmes and build stronger local connections with the help of the QPR's community scheme.