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Charlton Training Complex Given Go Ahead

Thu 8th May 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Charlton have been given the go ahead to progress its plans for the construction of a new training ground complex at Sparrows Lane. 

At a meeting on Tuesday night the Royal Borough of Greenwich voted unanimously in favour of granting planning permission to the club’s proposal to build an integrated sports and education facility catering for first team, academy, Trust and local football clubs.

The development is a joint venture between the club and Charlton's Community Trust and also involves other local partners. 

Plans for an extensive upgrade to the facility were in development during 2013 but remained on hold until a capital funding stream could be accessed via the new Premier League / FA Facilities Fund, which was announced recently. 

Roland Duchâtelet, who took control of the club in January 2014, quickly confirmed his commitment both to the club’s highly-regarded academy programme and the Sparrows Lane project, embracing the concept and indicating his wish for it to progress at the earliest opportunity.

Chief Operating Officer Steve Bradshaw was pleased with the decision made on Tuesday night.

“The club is delighted that the Royal Borough of Greenwich has granted planning permission for the training ground," he said.

“It is the unique relationship between the club and the Community Trust which has allowed this project to progress and gather momentum in recent months and gives us the opportunity to develop the training ground as a community hub.

“The permission allows the club and Trust to seek further funding for the project from the FA Premier League, the Football Foundation and other local delivery partners.

“We are also delighted that the scheme received backing from The Greater London Authority who understood the strategic nature of the development and the opportunity to build on the work of the Trust and the academy in recent years.

Charlton Community Trust Chief Executive Jason Morgan added: "The club and Community Trust are strategic partners in this build, in terms of sourcing funding, design and future construction of the facility.

"The club feels our strong local community links are an important element and this facility will support new and existing sports and community initiatives.

Image: Action Images / Alan Walter

Posted by: Aaron Gourley 

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