QPR move closer to building Warren Farm training ground

QPR: Warren Farm

An application for a footpath across the site of QPR’s proposed training ground at Warren Farm has been rejected.

The ruling by Ealing Council’s Regulatory Committee came after a group of residents filed the application as part of their attempt to prevent Rangers acquiring the site.

“This is another important step forward for the new facility at Warren Farm and we are pleased with the council’s decision,” said QPR’s chief operating officer Mark Donnelly.

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.

Oaklands, a derelict former railway workers’ hostel, is situated at the top of Old Oak Common Lane.

The battle for Warren Farm

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.