Queens Park Rangers have today confirmed that they will not be going ahead with plans to build their new training ground on the Warren Farm site after choosing a new location.
The club have been in talks over the new facility for years, with the R’s named as the preferred bidder for the lease of the sports ground back in 2012. That would be the trigger for plenty of disputes, with the Supreme Court rejecting attempts to overturn planning permission in November 2018.
— QPR FC (@QPR) May 6, 2020
Despite all that, the club, along with Ealing Council, released a statement announcing the change of plans, with R’s CEO Lee Hoos stating the Championship outfit are in ‘advanced discussions’ over a new site. As well as that, he confirmed the club will continue to help with the Warren Farm project as they look to help the community in a different way.
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No further details have emerged on where the new location will be and it’s fair to say this update didn’t go down too well with the majority of the support, who are sceptical about what will happen, whilst they’re unhappy at the fact this has been shelved after years of planning. Here we look at some of the comments…
Let’s be honest it was never going to happen in the first place
— David (@davidqpr95) May 6, 2020
Got more chance of the DFS sale ending, than this ongoing saga seeing completion.
— Boy From The Bush (@jvbernard) May 6, 2020
What a shock what a waste of time
— Dean Hunter (@dean_hunter17) May 6, 2020
If I’m honest I’m fuming with Dave Mac about all of this. He has lead us right up the garden path and now you have let him decide that the club will no Ionger pursue Warren Farm as a training ground site option
— Jeff (@lefthookqpr) May 6, 2020
This training ground need to get done. I went to the training ground earlier this and I was shocked at how bad they were. Won’t be able to attract players until this done. #COYRS
— clivewilliams (@clivewi90325756) May 6, 2020
I’ll believe it when I see the new training ground is up and running. Heard it all before, this has been going on for years and years. Extremely disappointing
— Sam Prior 🏴 (@samprior1882) May 6, 2020
8.5 years and counting ! Looking forward to the artists impression of the alternative site followed by confirmation it isn’t for sale/ doesn’t exist.
— Robert Rowe (@RobertR33186317) May 6, 2020