Preston have training ground planning permission rejected
Preston North End's attempts to build a new training ground has been thrown into doubt after a planning permission was rejected.
Councillors refused an outline application for the Ingol Golf Club site, which includes housing developments and a public park, over concerns it would create urban sprawl. However, a separate application on the specifics of the training ground itself gained planning approval despite a split vote.
For the build to go ahead it is belived that it would need approval of both applications, therefore a cloud of doubt hovers over the club's multi-million pound bid.
A statement from Preston said: "The Council's decision today to refuse the main planning application involving a new training facility, gifted open space and residential development is a major blow to our aspirations, and therefore the city's aspirations, of us achieving our Premier League ambitions. We will now reflect on the way forward, knowing that whatever we ultimately achieve will be without the support of the City Council."