Fight against QPR’s proposed training ground goes on

QPR: Warren Farm

Campaigners against QPR’s proposed new training ground at Warren farm have launched a crowdfunding page to raise money so they can take Ealing Council to court.

The Save Warren Farm group are looking for £15,000 to fund a “last challenge to save Warren Farm School Sports Centre for the community.”

The battle for Warren Farm

QPR say they are keen for work at Warren farm to begin

West London Sport revealed in 2012 that QPR intended to build a new training ground at Warren Farm, later revealed they were considering abandoning the project, and subsequently revealed they had decided to go ahead but that it would be more modest than initially promised. 

The club confirmed in May last year that they had submitted revised proposals to Ealing Council, which approved the plans two months later but continued to face opposition from some local residents. 

In July, an application for a footpath across the site of QPR’s proposed new training base was rejected.

The ruling by Ealing Council’s Regulatory Committee came after an application was filed as part of attempts to prevent Rangers acquiring the site.

The council’s verdict came 24 hours after Rangers’ hopes of a new stadium at Old Oak were also boosted when a joint application with the club’s partners, Genesis Housing Association, to build around 600 homes on the site of Oaklands was approved.

It means QPR will be involved in the first major development at Old Oak, significantly raising their hopes of being at the heart of the wider regeneration project.