QPR ‘won’t give up’ after new Warren Farm delay

QPR: Warren Farm

QPR say they will continue the battle to build a new training ground at Warren Farm after confirming that objectors have submitted a Supreme Court appeal in another attempt to scupper the project.

West London Sport earlier revealed that an appeal had been lodged against a recent Court of Appeal judicial review which found in favour of Ealing Council’s original decision to grant planning permission.

In response, QPR co-owner Tony Fernandes insisted on Twitter that the club “won’t give up” in the ongoing legal dispute over the future of the Southall site.

Rangers have 14 days to lodge an objection to their opponents’ latest appeal and prevent the issue being referred to the Supreme Court. 

QPR chief executive Lee Hoos told the club website: “This appeal and the subsequent delay it will cause is naturally very disappointing news.

“However, it does not alter our determination and absolute focus to succeed in building a new training ground for the club as well as fantastic new facilities for the local community.

“Along with Ealing Council we will be objecting to the appeal and, like all previous decisions in this process, are confident of a decision in our favour.

“We hope the process will be relatively quick but cannot confirm at this stage just how long this latest appeal will delay us.”

Six-year battle

It comes more than six years after West London Sport first revealed that QPR would look to build a training base at the site in Southall.

And it is more than three-and-a-half years since West London Sport revealed Rangers had scaled down their plans for the site, having considered ditching the project altogether.