Queens Park Rangers have abandoned plans to develop a new training facility on land at Warren Farm, and are working on an alternative site.
The club say that they have changed their focus after the new site became available earlier in 2020. They had obtained consent for a scheme designed by Populous, although the plans were subject to an ongoing Judicial Review.
Ealing Council has said it will push ahead with plans to develop community sports facilities at Warren Farm despite QPR’s withdrawal, and the Championship club says it is “fully committed to working with the council to ensure the borough’s young people son’t miss out on community sports facilities at the site.
Councillor Julian Bell, leader of Ealing Council, said: “Our ambition to develop first class sporting facilities (at Warren Farm) remains unchanged. We will be looking at how this can be funded once the Covid-19 emergency is over.”
QPR CEO Lee Hoos said: “We are in advanced discussions regarding the freehold of another site which we decided to pursue when the opportunity came up.
“We remain fully committed to helping (Ealing Council) develop the (Warren Farm) site for community use.”