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QPR: training ground plan is in turmoil
06 June 2013
The future of QPR’s planned new training ground has been thrown into turmoil by a legal challenge from west London residents.
They call Ealing council’s decision to grant planning permission for the £30 million complex illegal and are preparing a High Court claim.
Hanwell Community Forum this week served legal papers on the council, accusing it of “relegating residents’ green spaces”.
It says QPR’s plans for the 60-acre Warren Farm Sports site will wreck the character of the protected Metropolitan Open Land, which is London’s green belt equivalent.
The football club intended to start work on the scheme soon but now faces a delay pending the outcome of legal proceedings.
HCF said: “The council is basically giving away to a commercial organisation a valuable piece of public land that should be open to everybody.”
Ealing council leader Julian Bell said: “We will be able to show that we acted in residents’ interests.” QPR declined to comment. www.standard.co.uk/news/london/qprs-planned-30m-training-ground-delayed-by-legal-action-8646891.html