Legal victory for QPR in Warren Farm battle

QPR have moved closer to being given final permission to build a new training ground at Warren Farm.

A Court of Appeal judicial review has found in favour of Ealing Council’s decision to grant planning permission for Rangers to develop the site for an academy and training facility.

Objectors have 28 days to lodge an appeal.

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.

QPR chief executive Lee Hoos told the club website: “A new training ground has always been at the forefront of our strategic planning for the club.

“This decision is fantastic news and a massive step forward that finally gives us the pathway we need to see this priority through.

“The objectors have 28 days in which to file an appeal to the Supreme Court. The expiry of this will represent the final legal hurdle, which is significant news.

“We would like to place on record our gratitude to Ealing Council for their perseverance in this matter.”