Supreme Court rejects appeal against QPR training ground

QPR: Warren Farm

The Supreme Court has rejected a final appeal by objectors to QPR’s building of a training ground at Warren Farm.

West London Sport recently revealed that three of the 12 Supreme Court Justices would shortly consider the ‘permission to appeal’ application and decide whether the case would be heard by the Supreme Court.

The application has been rejected, meaning there will not be a Supreme Court hearing which would probably have further delayed the long-running legal battle by at least another nine months.

Julian Bell, the leader of Ealing Council, said on Twitter that the decision was “excellent news.”

QPR and Ealing Council were on Thursday morning waiting for confirmation that work on the site in Southall can now begin.

Objectors were challenging a Court of Appeal judicial review which upheld Ealing Council’s initial granting of planning permission.

West London Sport revealed in April that the Court of Appeal’s verdict would lead to a Supreme Court appeal, with objectors determined to carry on their legal fight.

It is approaching seven years since West London Sport first revealed QPR wanted to build a training ground at Warren Farm.

And it is four years since West London Sport revealed Rangers had scaled down their plans, having considered scrapping the project altogether.