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.
Savills Scotland Planning head welcomes further consultation on planning reform, but says planning must remain nimble in order to support future development
11 January 2017
On 10th January 2017, The Scottish Government published the much anticipated ‘Places, People and Planning’ consultation paper which sets out 20 proposals for change that aim to strengthen the planning system and support sustainable economic growth across the country.
Planning Division comes top in consultancy survey for the second year running
21 November 2016
Savills Planning division has maintained its position as The No 1 consultancy in Planning magazine’s annual consultancy survey.