Queens Park Rangers Training Ground, Warren Farm
Savills Planning worked with QPR to secure full planning permission for the development of a new first team and academy training centre at Warren Farm, Ealing.
The proposals included a state-of-the-art training centre, indoor pitch, flood lit 3G pitch, 3 first team pitches and 7 academy pitches along with new community facilities and re-provision of 11 community football pitches and 3 cricket wickets. This was seen as a significant achievement given that the entire site is formed by Metropolitan Open Land.
Whilst the proposals gained significant support, a local residents group decided to challenge the application. Following a failed attempt to have the application call-in, the residents group pursued a claim for Judicial Review. The claim was rejected at the High Court in March 2014 and a further application was rejected at the newly formed Planning Court on the 13 May 2014. Construction is due to commence in the summer.
The latest independent Scottish planning review and its impacts
27 June 2016
An independent review of the Scottish planning system has seen that further change is required to make the system fit for the future.
Changes to permitted development rights
16 March 2016
The Government has published additional and revised ‘permitted development rights’ to allow change of use of property without planning permission, coming into force on 6 April 2016.