Brighton and Hove Albion's Lancing training ground plans backed by councillors

Albion bosses are celebrating after their ambitious plans for a new training ground for the club were backed by councillors.

Adur District Council’s planning committee gave permission for the club to begin work on its £29 million training ground on open land near New Monks Farm in Mash Barn Lane, Lancing, once amended proposals are handed in.

The eight councillors took about 90 minutes to decide unanimously to back the project.

Speaking after the decision, Brighton and Hove Albion director Martin Perry said: “It is a massive decision for the club. It’s a big step forward and we look forward now to developing the site as quickly as we can for Gus and the boys.”

The club hopes work could begin on the site next month. The training ground could be ready to open by the end of 2013.

The site will have 11 outdoor pitches with five for use by the first team and six pitches for academy and community use.

Its distinctive Y-shaped two-storey building, inspired by the art deco design of Shoreham Airport and the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill, includes an indoor pitch, changing rooms, a pool, medical facilities, gym, physio rooms and offices for the club’s analysts.

Schoolchildren will be able to watch the first team train.

During the meeting, Mr Perry stressed the economic advantages of the project which is estimated to create about 300 jobs and could inject £3 million worth of building contracts into the local economy.

He urged councillors: “Don’t let the opportunity slip through your fingers.”

A decision was originally expected in May but Albion went back to the drawing board after a number of concerns were raised over noise pollution, access to the site and the impact of extra traffic.

Councillors agreed to grant planning permission, subject to slightly amended blueprints being submitted featuring shorter lighting columns in the car park and alterations to the access road.

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9:42pm Mon 1 Oct 12

keswick says...

Probably the most important single result this season as it will positively impact on the club for many years to come. It will also directly impact on the quality of player the club can attract and demonstrates that this is a club only going in one direction and that is upwards.
Probably the most important single result this season as it will positively impact on the club for many years to come. It will also directly impact on the quality of player the club can attract and demonstrates that this is a club only going in one direction and that is upwards. keswick

10:03pm Mon 1 Oct 12

michael505 says...

Great news for the club and also for Lancing as a whole. The benefits are huge and will inject much needed employment to the area and hopefully for premiership Football
Great news for the club and also for Lancing as a whole. The benefits are huge and will inject much needed employment to the area and hopefully for premiership Football michael505

10:03pm Mon 1 Oct 12

michael505 says...

Great news for the club and also for Lancing as a whole. The benefits are huge and will inject much needed employment to the area and hopefully for premiership Football
Great news for the club and also for Lancing as a whole. The benefits are huge and will inject much needed employment to the area and hopefully for premiership Football michael505

10:15pm Mon 1 Oct 12

Never_Wrong says...

Lucky Lancing. I wish I lived there, what a fabulous facility to have on your doorstep. This will be a huge benefit for their community, their trade and local children. In tough financial times, I find it admirable that a local business is putting so much investment into the area. Well done Brighton & Hove Albion, a success story for the Adur District.
Lucky Lancing. I wish I lived there, what a fabulous facility to have on your doorstep. This will be a huge benefit for their community, their trade and local children. In tough financial times, I find it admirable that a local business is putting so much investment into the area. Well done Brighton & Hove Albion, a success story for the Adur District. Never_Wrong

12:15am Tue 2 Oct 12

graham w says...

Fantastic, great news .. well done adur councilors, well done to all supporters who wrote to adur planning commitee..WHAT AN ASSET FOR LANCING , WELL DONE TO THE PARISH COUNCIL FOR SUPPORTING IT... "SEAGULLS"
Fantastic, great news .. well done adur councilors, well done to all supporters who wrote to adur planning commitee..WHAT AN ASSET FOR LANCING , WELL DONE TO THE PARISH COUNCIL FOR SUPPORTING IT... "SEAGULLS" graham w

12:15am Tue 2 Oct 12

graham w says...

Fantastic, great news .. well done adur councilors, well done to all supporters who wrote to adur planning commitee..WHAT AN ASSET FOR LANCING , WELL DONE TO THE PARISH COUNCIL FOR SUPPORTING IT... "SEAGULLS"
Fantastic, great news .. well done adur councilors, well done to all supporters who wrote to adur planning commitee..WHAT AN ASSET FOR LANCING , WELL DONE TO THE PARISH COUNCIL FOR SUPPORTING IT... "SEAGULLS" graham w

12:15am Tue 2 Oct 12

graham w says...

Fantastic, great news .. well done adur councilors, well done to all supporters who wrote to adur planning commitee..WHAT AN ASSET FOR LANCING , WELL DONE TO THE PARISH COUNCIL FOR SUPPORTING IT... "SEAGULLS"
Fantastic, great news .. well done adur councilors, well done to all supporters who wrote to adur planning commitee..WHAT AN ASSET FOR LANCING , WELL DONE TO THE PARISH COUNCIL FOR SUPPORTING IT... "SEAGULLS" graham w

6:52am Tue 2 Oct 12

Gibseagull says...

Thank you Adur District Council
Thank you Adur District Council Gibseagull

8:10am Tue 2 Oct 12

Goldenwight says...

I think the above posters will find that people living in the locality feel rather differently about this development.
I think the above posters will find that people living in the locality feel rather differently about this development. Goldenwight

8:36am Tue 2 Oct 12

Never_Wrong says...

Goldenwight wrote:
I think the above posters will find that people living in the locality feel rather differently about this development.
Doubt it.
[quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: I think the above posters will find that people living in the locality feel rather differently about this development.[/p][/quote]Doubt it. Never_Wrong

8:39am Tue 2 Oct 12

munchbob says...

Goldenwight wrote:
I think the above posters will find that people living in the locality feel rather differently about this development.
Only the boring old NIMBY's, I live in the locality and like a lot of people around here I'm over the moon.
[quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: I think the above posters will find that people living in the locality feel rather differently about this development.[/p][/quote]Only the boring old NIMBY's, I live in the locality and like a lot of people around here I'm over the moon. munchbob

8:39am Tue 2 Oct 12

graham w says...

In answer to "goldenwight", hopefully it will in inspire the mashbarn residents to aspire to think differently about there estate , when they see the magnificent facility and the well kept pitches, and the esteem it will bring to mashbarn ,in the upkeep of there front lawns and there properties , it can only bring good to the area..and value to mashbarn. Well done Adur planning committee, and Lancing Parish council in supporting this venture... hooray
In answer to "goldenwight", hopefully it will in inspire the mashbarn residents to aspire to think differently about there estate , when they see the magnificent facility and the well kept pitches, and the esteem it will bring to mashbarn ,in the upkeep of there front lawns and there properties , it can only bring good to the area..and value to mashbarn. Well done Adur planning committee, and Lancing Parish council in supporting this venture... hooray graham w

8:48am Tue 2 Oct 12

Hugo-Worthing says...

The right decision, and as someone owning a house very near to the site, I very much welcome the decision.....Parish Council got it right
The right decision, and as someone owning a house very near to the site, I very much welcome the decision.....Parish Council got it right Hugo-Worthing

8:52am Tue 2 Oct 12

graham w says...

Your so right hugo...!!
Your so right hugo...!! graham w

9:12am Tue 2 Oct 12

7Rookie says...

Brilliant news, top work by Martin Perry and Tony Bloom and not forgetting Dick Knight
Brilliant news, top work by Martin Perry and Tony Bloom and not forgetting Dick Knight 7Rookie

10:48am Tue 2 Oct 12

chilliman says...

Would it not be easier to move the club completely to that site in Lancing? A new railway station specially for the club could be put in along the existing track and there has to be more space for parking around there than there is in Falmer/Coldean. Brighton should be easily able to make use of the Amex stadium for a variety of events.
Would it not be easier to move the club completely to that site in Lancing? A new railway station specially for the club could be put in along the existing track and there has to be more space for parking around there than there is in Falmer/Coldean. Brighton should be easily able to make use of the Amex stadium for a variety of events. chilliman

10:58am Tue 2 Oct 12

plantwoman says...

Goldenwight wrote:
I think the above posters will find that people living in the locality feel rather differently about this development.
Dead right we do! Contrary to popular belief not every resident of the UK loves football!
[quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: I think the above posters will find that people living in the locality feel rather differently about this development.[/p][/quote]Dead right we do! Contrary to popular belief not every resident of the UK loves football! plantwoman

11:37am Tue 2 Oct 12

Camicus says...

plantwoman wrote:
Goldenwight wrote:
I think the above posters will find that people living in the locality feel rather differently about this development.
Dead right we do! Contrary to popular belief not every resident of the UK loves football!
So because you dont like it nobody else can? Typical and one of the reasons why the Amex took so long to get built.
[quote][p][bold]plantwoman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: I think the above posters will find that people living in the locality feel rather differently about this development.[/p][/quote]Dead right we do! Contrary to popular belief not every resident of the UK loves football![/p][/quote]So because you dont like it nobody else can? Typical and one of the reasons why the Amex took so long to get built. Camicus

11:38am Tue 2 Oct 12

Camicus says...

On a more positive note is it time Martian Perry got a stand named after him?
On a more positive note is it time Martian Perry got a stand named after him? Camicus

11:54am Tue 2 Oct 12

ajpj says...

Just a thought, where does all this money come from, so quickly ....?
Just a thought, where does all this money come from, so quickly ....? ajpj

12:22pm Tue 2 Oct 12

Fight_Back says...

plantwoman wrote:
Goldenwight wrote:
I think the above posters will find that people living in the locality feel rather differently about this development.
Dead right we do! Contrary to popular belief not every resident of the UK loves football!
May be if the objectors had actually come up with sensible objections they might of won. One objection was that aircraft landing at Shoreham Airport would mistake the football floodlights for the runway. Small flaw in that argument - Shoreham doesn't allow flights after dusk !!!! Object by all means but putting forward stupid statements like that discredit the whole campaign.

Regardless, it's done now and thankfully The Albion can get building.
[quote][p][bold]plantwoman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: I think the above posters will find that people living in the locality feel rather differently about this development.[/p][/quote]Dead right we do! Contrary to popular belief not every resident of the UK loves football![/p][/quote]May be if the objectors had actually come up with sensible objections they might of won. One objection was that aircraft landing at Shoreham Airport would mistake the football floodlights for the runway. Small flaw in that argument - Shoreham doesn't allow flights after dusk !!!! Object by all means but putting forward stupid statements like that discredit the whole campaign. Regardless, it's done now and thankfully The Albion can get building. Fight_Back

12:27pm Tue 2 Oct 12

albionfan33 says...

do you think spouting your non footballing views on the albion page is going to go down well with us supporters? some people really should know their audience
do you think spouting your non footballing views on the albion page is going to go down well with us supporters? some people really should know their audience albionfan33

12:29pm Tue 2 Oct 12

wolf miguel says...

I bet most people know that answer Blooming Great Knight's result cheers Champagne Perry.
I bet most people know that answer Blooming Great Knight's result cheers Champagne Perry. wolf miguel

12:31pm Tue 2 Oct 12

Good Ol' Hemz by the Sea says...

plantwoman wrote:
Goldenwight wrote:
I think the above posters will find that people living in the locality feel rather differently about this development.
Dead right we do! Contrary to popular belief not every resident of the UK loves football!
But do you like investment in your local area, jobs while construction takes place and jobs for local people once the building work is complete?

Probably not....
[quote][p][bold]plantwoman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: I think the above posters will find that people living in the locality feel rather differently about this development.[/p][/quote]Dead right we do! Contrary to popular belief not every resident of the UK loves football![/p][/quote]But do you like investment in your local area, jobs while construction takes place and jobs for local people once the building work is complete? Probably not.... Good Ol' Hemz by the Sea

12:39pm Tue 2 Oct 12

7Rookie says...

chilliman wrote:
Would it not be easier to move the club completely to that site in Lancing? A new railway station specially for the club could be put in along the existing track and there has to be more space for parking around there than there is in Falmer/Coldean. Brighton should be easily able to make use of the Amex stadium for a variety of events.
Please tell me this is a very poor joke, please
[quote][p][bold]chilliman[/bold] wrote: Would it not be easier to move the club completely to that site in Lancing? A new railway station specially for the club could be put in along the existing track and there has to be more space for parking around there than there is in Falmer/Coldean. Brighton should be easily able to make use of the Amex stadium for a variety of events.[/p][/quote]Please tell me this is a very poor joke, please 7Rookie

12:48pm Tue 2 Oct 12

heathgate says...

plantwoman wrote:
Goldenwight wrote: I think the above posters will find that people living in the locality feel rather differently about this development.
Dead right we do! Contrary to popular belief not every resident of the UK loves football!
This is quite funny,.. a lot of my extended family live in Lancing, and in fact in Shadwells Rd, they all support the development. I am uncertain where the objections arise from to be honest, nice green open fields, uninterrupted views of the downs.... I suspect the only people complaining are those who have had to give up their illegal garden extensions into Mashbarn Lane,... tough, is what I say.

...and don't believe the hype, apart from a few very local dog walkers,... nobody used that land with any regularity.... nobody.
[quote][p][bold]plantwoman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: I think the above posters will find that people living in the locality feel rather differently about this development.[/p][/quote]Dead right we do! Contrary to popular belief not every resident of the UK loves football![/p][/quote]This is quite funny,.. a lot of my extended family live in Lancing, and in fact in Shadwells Rd, they all support the development. I am uncertain where the objections arise from to be honest, nice green open fields, uninterrupted views of the downs.... I suspect the only people complaining are those who have had to give up their illegal garden extensions into Mashbarn Lane,... tough, is what I say. ...and don't believe the hype, apart from a few very local dog walkers,... nobody used that land with any regularity.... nobody. heathgate

1:03pm Tue 2 Oct 12

heathgate says...

plantwoman wrote:
Goldenwight wrote: I think the above posters will find that people living in the locality feel rather differently about this development.
Dead right we do! Contrary to popular belief not every resident of the UK loves football!
This is quite funny,.. a lot of my extended family live in Lancing, and in fact in Shadwells Rd, they all support the development. I am uncertain where the objections arise from to be honest, nice green open fields, uninterrupted views of the downs.... I suspect the only people complaining are those who have had to give up their illegal garden extensions into Mashbarn Lane,... tough, is what I say.

...and don't believe the hype, apart from a few very local dog walkers,... nobody used that land with any regularity.... nobody.”
[quote][p][bold]plantwoman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: I think the above posters will find that people living in the locality feel rather differently about this development.[/p][/quote]Dead right we do! Contrary to popular belief not every resident of the UK loves football![/p][/quote]This is quite funny,.. a lot of my extended family live in Lancing, and in fact in Shadwells Rd, they all support the development. I am uncertain where the objections arise from to be honest, nice green open fields, uninterrupted views of the downs.... I suspect the only people complaining are those who have had to give up their illegal garden extensions into Mashbarn Lane,... tough, is what I say. ...and don't believe the hype, apart from a few very local dog walkers,... nobody used that land with any regularity.... nobody.” heathgate

1:04pm Tue 2 Oct 12

heathgate says...

sorry for duplication
sorry for duplication heathgate

1:12pm Tue 2 Oct 12

chilliman says...

7Rookie wrote:
chilliman wrote:
Would it not be easier to move the club completely to that site in Lancing? A new railway station specially for the club could be put in along the existing track and there has to be more space for parking around there than there is in Falmer/Coldean. Brighton should be easily able to make use of the Amex stadium for a variety of events.
Please tell me this is a very poor joke, please
Who's joking?

I forgot to say that the overpaid players can fly into Shoreham airport instead of having to use coaches or cars - I don't suppose many, if any, cycle to work.

I think lots of people would be happy to shift the past and present problems of parking and unruly crowds completely away from Brighton but I don't suppose all that many Lancing residents want them either.
[quote][p][bold]7Rookie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chilliman[/bold] wrote: Would it not be easier to move the club completely to that site in Lancing? A new railway station specially for the club could be put in along the existing track and there has to be more space for parking around there than there is in Falmer/Coldean. Brighton should be easily able to make use of the Amex stadium for a variety of events.[/p][/quote]Please tell me this is a very poor joke, please[/p][/quote]Who's joking? I forgot to say that the overpaid players can fly into Shoreham airport instead of having to use coaches or cars - I don't suppose many, if any, cycle to work. I think lots of people would be happy to shift the past and present problems of parking and unruly crowds completely away from Brighton but I don't suppose all that many Lancing residents want them either. chilliman

1:25pm Tue 2 Oct 12

mark by the sea says...

I was there last night perry and a guy named Marshall smashed the debate for the club.. Real passion from them both about the club and the benefits for the area. Biggest result since the stadium.
I was there last night perry and a guy named Marshall smashed the debate for the club.. Real passion from them both about the club and the benefits for the area. Biggest result since the stadium. mark by the sea

1:57pm Tue 2 Oct 12

Sompting Seagull says...

plantwoman wrote:
Goldenwight wrote: I think the above posters will find that people living in the locality feel rather differently about this development.
Dead right we do! Contrary to popular belief not every resident of the UK loves football!
As a local resident and Father to three young children I am absolutely delighted that this is happening on my doorstep.

For too long Lancing and Sompting have been neglected and the district has quickly descended into a government recognised area of economic and social poverty.

The fact that these facilities are going to be made available to the local communitly at no cost to the council means there is more money to be spent where it is needed, yet a state of the art sports complex is still provided.

This fits in with the club's community ethos and will benefit both the Albion and Adur.
Well done Sir Martin Perry and Adur council.

PS. Yes I am a season ticket holder but would still think the same if not.
[quote][p][bold]plantwoman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: I think the above posters will find that people living in the locality feel rather differently about this development.[/p][/quote]Dead right we do! Contrary to popular belief not every resident of the UK loves football![/p][/quote]As a local resident and Father to three young children I am absolutely delighted that this is happening on my doorstep. For too long Lancing and Sompting have been neglected and the district has quickly descended into a government recognised area of economic and social poverty. The fact that these facilities are going to be made available to the local communitly at no cost to the council means there is more money to be spent where it is needed, yet a state of the art sports complex is still provided. This fits in with the club's community ethos and will benefit both the Albion and Adur. Well done Sir Martin Perry and Adur council. PS. Yes I am a season ticket holder but would still think the same if not. Sompting Seagull

2:14pm Tue 2 Oct 12

Never_Wrong says...

chilliman wrote:
7Rookie wrote:
chilliman wrote:
Would it not be easier to move the club completely to that site in Lancing? A new railway station specially for the club could be put in along the existing track and there has to be more space for parking around there than there is in Falmer/Coldean. Brighton should be easily able to make use of the Amex stadium for a variety of events.
Please tell me this is a very poor joke, please
Who's joking?

I forgot to say that the overpaid players can fly into Shoreham airport instead of having to use coaches or cars - I don't suppose many, if any, cycle to work.

I think lots of people would be happy to shift the past and present problems of parking and unruly crowds completely away from Brighton but I don't suppose all that many Lancing residents want them either.
The right to free speech is a wonderful thing, something none of us should take for granted. Thank you so much for your informed and insightful contribution.
[quote][p][bold]chilliman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]7Rookie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chilliman[/bold] wrote: Would it not be easier to move the club completely to that site in Lancing? A new railway station specially for the club could be put in along the existing track and there has to be more space for parking around there than there is in Falmer/Coldean. Brighton should be easily able to make use of the Amex stadium for a variety of events.[/p][/quote]Please tell me this is a very poor joke, please[/p][/quote]Who's joking? I forgot to say that the overpaid players can fly into Shoreham airport instead of having to use coaches or cars - I don't suppose many, if any, cycle to work. I think lots of people would be happy to shift the past and present problems of parking and unruly crowds completely away from Brighton but I don't suppose all that many Lancing residents want them either.[/p][/quote]The right to free speech is a wonderful thing, something none of us should take for granted. Thank you so much for your informed and insightful contribution. Never_Wrong

2:37pm Tue 2 Oct 12

graham w says...

well done all the lancing supporters,sir martin perry sounds great,may be a step to far, but some recognition i think would be correct for dick knight,martin perry and not forgetting tony bloom, i think the stadium, is fantastic, and a first class training facility in lancing. What else could we ask for,oh bobby zamora..... The Perry stand, Dick knight way,and Bloom ave. i think sounds ABOUT CORRECT,, how about it..
well done all the lancing supporters,sir martin perry sounds great,may be a step to far, but some recognition i think would be correct for dick knight,martin perry and not forgetting tony bloom, i think the stadium, is fantastic, and a first class training facility in lancing. What else could we ask for,oh bobby zamora..... The Perry stand, Dick knight way,and Bloom ave. i think sounds ABOUT CORRECT,, how about it.. graham w

2:37pm Tue 2 Oct 12

graham w says...

well done all the lancing supporters,sir martin perry sounds great,may be a step to far, but some recognition i think would be correct for dick knight,martin perry and not forgetting tony bloom, i think the stadium, is fantastic, and a first class training facility in lancing. What else could we ask for,oh bobby zamora..... The Perry stand, Dick knight way,and Bloom ave. i think sounds ABOUT CORRECT,, how about it..
well done all the lancing supporters,sir martin perry sounds great,may be a step to far, but some recognition i think would be correct for dick knight,martin perry and not forgetting tony bloom, i think the stadium, is fantastic, and a first class training facility in lancing. What else could we ask for,oh bobby zamora..... The Perry stand, Dick knight way,and Bloom ave. i think sounds ABOUT CORRECT,, how about it.. graham w

3:23pm Tue 2 Oct 12

rolivan says...

Never_Wrong wrote:
chilliman wrote:
7Rookie wrote:
chilliman wrote:
Would it not be easier to move the club completely to that site in Lancing? A new railway station specially for the club could be put in along the existing track and there has to be more space for parking around there than there is in Falmer/Coldean. Brighton should be easily able to make use of the Amex stadium for a variety of events.
Please tell me this is a very poor joke, please
Who's joking?

I forgot to say that the overpaid players can fly into Shoreham airport instead of having to use coaches or cars - I don't suppose many, if any, cycle to work.

I think lots of people would be happy to shift the past and present problems of parking and unruly crowds completely away from Brighton but I don't suppose all that many Lancing residents want them either.
The right to free speech is a wonderful thing, something none of us should take for granted. Thank you so much for your informed and insightful contribution.
So it is ok to have 2 Universities with something like 25,000 Students plus Staff and a Sports Club and a new school but not a Football Club that actually is beneficial to the people who have supported them for many many years
[quote][p][bold]Never_Wrong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chilliman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]7Rookie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chilliman[/bold] wrote: Would it not be easier to move the club completely to that site in Lancing? A new railway station specially for the club could be put in along the existing track and there has to be more space for parking around there than there is in Falmer/Coldean. Brighton should be easily able to make use of the Amex stadium for a variety of events.[/p][/quote]Please tell me this is a very poor joke, please[/p][/quote]Who's joking? I forgot to say that the overpaid players can fly into Shoreham airport instead of having to use coaches or cars - I don't suppose many, if any, cycle to work. I think lots of people would be happy to shift the past and present problems of parking and unruly crowds completely away from Brighton but I don't suppose all that many Lancing residents want them either.[/p][/quote]The right to free speech is a wonderful thing, something none of us should take for granted. Thank you so much for your informed and insightful contribution.[/p][/quote]So it is ok to have 2 Universities with something like 25,000 Students plus Staff and a Sports Club and a new school but not a Football Club that actually is beneficial to the people who have supported them for many many years rolivan

4:06pm Tue 2 Oct 12

mustaphaLeeko says...

Well done to the Seagulls.

Would have been a nice idea to have a picture of the development in the story rather than a set of flipping adverts!

The Argus has really gone downhill, bring back the Evening Argus, that's the last time I bought this supposed paper!
Well done to the Seagulls. Would have been a nice idea to have a picture of the development in the story rather than a set of flipping adverts! The Argus has really gone downhill, bring back the Evening Argus, that's the last time I bought this supposed paper! mustaphaLeeko

4:43pm Tue 2 Oct 12

Number Six says...

I still don't understand why they need eleven pitches. Does each player have their own?

Nor do I understand what benefits to the community generally, apart from some football pitches being available or what jobs these 300 people will be filling. I suppose they'll need some cleaners and catering staff.

Oh well, Doesn't matter what I think. What Falmer and Lancing Albion want, they get
I still don't understand why they need eleven pitches. Does each player have their own? Nor do I understand what benefits to the community generally, apart from some football pitches being available or what jobs these 300 people will be filling. I suppose they'll need some cleaners and catering staff. Oh well, Doesn't matter what I think. What Falmer and Lancing Albion want, they get Number Six

5:15pm Tue 2 Oct 12

Seagull83 says...

It's the training ground and academy, so the first team, development team and youth teams will all train there at different times- that's quite a lot of squads and diffrerent pitches are for different purposes. One pitch will be a replica pitch to the one at the Amex, there are also short game pitches and half sized pitches to meet different training needs.

As to the benefits, well lots of jobs, spend by the Albion with different shops and services in Lancing. The training ground will be available for use by community groups at certin times. Albion in the Community's Disability Centre will be located at the ground and running courses for disabled children and adults. There will be father and son days, as well as local schools invited to attend football training sessions.

The benefits are many and varied, and far outweigh the impacts on local residents.
It's the training ground and academy, so the first team, development team and youth teams will all train there at different times- that's quite a lot of squads and diffrerent pitches are for different purposes. One pitch will be a replica pitch to the one at the Amex, there are also short game pitches and half sized pitches to meet different training needs. As to the benefits, well lots of jobs, spend by the Albion with different shops and services in Lancing. The training ground will be available for use by community groups at certin times. Albion in the Community's Disability Centre will be located at the ground and running courses for disabled children and adults. There will be father and son days, as well as local schools invited to attend football training sessions. The benefits are many and varied, and far outweigh the impacts on local residents. Seagull83

5:33pm Tue 2 Oct 12

Clean Sheet says...

Number Six wrote:
I still don't understand why they need eleven pitches. Does each player have their own? Nor do I understand what benefits to the community generally, apart from some football pitches being available or what jobs these 300 people will be filling. I suppose they'll need some cleaners and catering staff. Oh well, Doesn't matter what I think. What Falmer and Lancing Albion want, they get
They need these pitches, as they train most days, and like cricket pitches, they wear out, therefore some pitches need to rest, while others are being used. I regularly pass by the Evesham United complex, that well known hugely supported club. They have a new stadium and 10 practice pitches!

My only concern is the distance to the Amex. I would have thought that something could have been done a littel more locally, at say the racecourse? Anyway too late now, decision made, and great news for the Seagulls.
[quote][p][bold]Number Six[/bold] wrote: I still don't understand why they need eleven pitches. Does each player have their own? Nor do I understand what benefits to the community generally, apart from some football pitches being available or what jobs these 300 people will be filling. I suppose they'll need some cleaners and catering staff. Oh well, Doesn't matter what I think. What Falmer and Lancing Albion want, they get[/p][/quote]They need these pitches, as they train most days, and like cricket pitches, they wear out, therefore some pitches need to rest, while others are being used. I regularly pass by the Evesham United complex, that well known hugely supported club. They have a new stadium and 10 practice pitches! My only concern is the distance to the Amex. I would have thought that something could have been done a littel more locally, at say the racecourse? Anyway too late now, decision made, and great news for the Seagulls. Clean Sheet

5:53pm Tue 2 Oct 12

Southwick seagull says...

Well done to everyone who took the trouble to make representations to the Planning Committee in support of this superb development which is great for the Club and for Lancing. Does anyone know how many submissions were made in support of the application and how many against?
Well done to everyone who took the trouble to make representations to the Planning Committee in support of this superb development which is great for the Club and for Lancing. Does anyone know how many submissions were made in support of the application and how many against? Southwick seagull

6:48pm Tue 2 Oct 12

tengri says...

Great news for the area and the club, Lancingers must be very happy.
Great news for the area and the club, Lancingers must be very happy. tengri

7:20pm Tue 2 Oct 12

Cabin fever says...

mustaphaLeeko wrote:
Well done to the Seagulls.

Would have been a nice idea to have a picture of the development in the story rather than a set of flipping adverts!

The Argus has really gone downhill, bring back the Evening Argus, that's the last time I bought this supposed paper!
Yeah, down with free products that you have the choice of reading, which are subsidised by the aforementioned adverts to enable your reading pleasure.
[quote][p][bold]mustaphaLeeko[/bold] wrote: Well done to the Seagulls. Would have been a nice idea to have a picture of the development in the story rather than a set of flipping adverts! The Argus has really gone downhill, bring back the Evening Argus, that's the last time I bought this supposed paper![/p][/quote]Yeah, down with free products that you have the choice of reading, which are subsidised by the aforementioned adverts to enable your reading pleasure. Cabin fever

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