QPR have announced that they have obtained planning permission for the redevelopment of their new training ground, which has drawn an excited response from fans of the west London club.
Subject to a referral to the secretary of state, the R’s are now able to press ahead on the building of their new facility at the Concorde Centre, in Heston, which they acquired back in December.
The new state-of-the-art facility will house their first team, U23s, and academy.
The club’s CEO Lee Hoos hailed the update as “fantastic news for the club and is a decision which impacts the club’s short, medium and long-term future”.
He added: “We understand fans are fed up of hearing about a new training ground as it’s a topic that has been going on for many years, hence our decision to only provide updates when they are significant.
“This news is significant.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Hounslow council for their fantastic support throughout the process, as well as Jason Cham, who has been leading on the development from the club’s side.”
Last May, the R’s abandoned plans for a potential new facility at Warren Farm and turned attention to the Heston site.
The west London club already have a presence at the new site, which is near Heathrow Airport and double the size of their current training ground, as their academy sides are currently based there.
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The announcement has been well received by supporters, with many taking to Twitter to share their excitement.
Read their reaction here:
— King of Zamunda (@HRHJaffeJoffer) March 31, 2021
Terrific news. Let's just hope the referral to the Secretary of State is trouble free. https://t.co/41aMbZueNS
— Steve S 💙 (@RuislipR) March 31, 2021
Fantastic news!! 👇🏻 https://t.co/tVkFBr1SBr
— Russell Neill P.G.A. (@russellneill1) March 31, 2021
Big news https://t.co/IztZQEBnzY
— QPR Travels (@QPRTravels) March 31, 2021
Great news https://t.co/yYWPoO6Dt3
— Billy Rice (@dangerrice) March 31, 2021
Planning permission obtained ✅
— Dolitics (@dollytheis) April 1, 2021
— Victor Norris (@victornorris10) March 31, 2021
Good news! Well done for getting this over the line 👏🏻
— Jools (@Jools_Orca) March 31, 2021