Mr Justice Dove rejected the application for review of the Council’s planning decision made by Hanwell Community Forum and confirmed that the council acted appropriately in granting Queen’s Park Rangers Football Club (QPR ) planning permission.
QPR is investing millions of pounds into community facilities and a comprehensive community sports programme, which will significantly improve local people’s access to sport. The council is now looking forward to seeing the project get off the ground so that people can start using it as quickly as possible.
Councillor Julian Bell, leader of the council, said: “We are pleased with the judicial review decision and, with QPR set to invest millions of pounds into the community sports facilities, I’m confident we’ve secured the best deal for local people.
“Once the site is up-and-running, QPR will implement a significant community sports development programme which focuses on encouraging local people, particularly young women, older people and people with disabilities, to get involved in sport. The club will also be responsible for on-going maintenance of the new facilities, with no cost to taxpayers or the council."
QPR CEO Lee Hoos, said: "This is positive news and another significant hurdle that we've overcome. There is still some way to go but we are really pleased with the outcome of this verdict.”
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