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Extension To Brighton and Hove Albion's Training Ground Approved

Released: Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club has been given the green light by Adur District Council's Planning Committee to extend their Lancing training ground.

The Premier League side received backing to invest a further £22 million to transform a corner of land to the southeast of the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre.

The designs include building a 'Club Hub' and three additional football pitches.

One of the Club Hub facilities would be to provide a dedicated facility for the club's women's and girls' teams, who currently are based at the University of Sussex.

Other resources include an advanced medical and sports science facilities, yoga and Pilates studio and changing rooms, which would be accessible for people with complex needs.

The proposals were submitted by The Community Stadium Ltd to Adur District Council whose Planning Committee approved the plans at a meeting last night (Monday 13th May 2019).

The club hope that work would begin in the summer.

Councillor Neil Parkin, Leader of Adur District Council, said:

“I am pleased to see Albion continue their investment in Lancing and the wider District. This is a Premier League investment by a Premier League club which will create world-class accessible facilities for footballers across Sussex.

“Albion have shown that they are committed to investing in our community and I look forward to continuing to work this partnership for many years to come.”

Councillor Carol Albury, Chairman of Adur District Council's Planning Committee, said:

“The Albion training ground has been a welcome addition to Lancing and over the years there has been a steady growth in the use of the community pitch.

“The committee took into consideration the concerns of neighbours but on balance felt this investment in world-class sporting facilities was the right decision. Personally I'm delighted to see that this investment will support the growth of the women's game and I hope this will allow Albion to remain a Women's Super League club for many years to come.”

Photo: The American Express Elite Football Performance Centre (Image by Paul Hazelwood)

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