Premier League Side Bournemouth Gets Approval For $13.9M Training Ground
Premier League side Bournemouth's "proposed multi-million pound training complex at the former Canford Magna Golf Club has been given the green light," according to Jason Lewis of the BOURNEMOUTH ECHO. The plans were "unanimously approved by Borough of Poole's planning committee last month," however this was subject to referral to Secretary of State Sajid Javid. It "has been revealed the proposals were not called in" by Javid, meaning Bournemouth now has "formal permission to start work on the major scheme," which will take up the 57-acre site. The club is planning a phased development which, upon completion, "will see the first-team, development squad, academy and pre-academy training operations and facilities on one site." The training ground will cost more than £10M ($13.9M) (BOURNEMOUTH ECHO, 1/17).