Council puts up Lancing land for sale for new Albion training ground

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Adur District Council has given notice over plans to sell land earmarked for Brighton and Hove Albion’s Lancing training ground.

In a public notice, the council has stated that it intends to sell 35 acres of land at New Monks Farm.

The land forms part of a public open space and is earmarked to be used for Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club’s training ground.

Plans for a new training ground for the club were approved by Adur District Council’s planning committee back in October.

They have also been backed by East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton.

Mr Loughton has said the training ground would help “put Lancing on the map.”

The state-of-the-art football training ground will feature 11 outdoor pitches, a Y-shaped two storey building and other facilities.

Martin Perry, chief executive of the club, has said the £29 million facility will generate £3 million for the local economy during its construction, and a further £1 million per annum thereafter.

He has also stated the club will offer training courses and apprenticeships for students and those who are out of work.

Mr Perry said it is hoped the training ground will be opened by the end of next year.

But the plans attracted some opposition from residents near to the site and others concerned about the loss of public space.

A plan showing the land involved will be on display at the Civic Centre, in Ham Road, Shoreham, from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, bank holidays excepted.

Any objections or representations over the disposal of land should be presented to Susan Sale, solicitor to Adur District Council, no later than December 13.

These should be sent to:

Susan Sale, Solicitor to the Council, Worthing Town Hall, Chapel Road, Worthing, BN11 1HA