2BR News

Contact the News Team:
Tel: 01254 350360

Burnley unveil Gawthorpe Plans

Gawthorpe plans 2014 elevation 1

8:11am 23rd December 2014

Burnley Football Club has submitted a detailed application to Burnley Borough Council to transform the club's Gawthorpe Training facility.

The application is for a new indoor training facility that would meet the requirements for Academy Grade Two status, in addition to a new first team and academy training buildings, in addition to the construction of three new pitches.
The club currently has planning permission to alter / extend and build an indoor pitch on the current site, but this would leave no spare capacity to keep up with the changing face of the Premier League's 'Elite Player Performance Plan' (EPPP).

The construction of a new facility would provide growth and development for Burnley Football Club's first and youth teams to compete at the highest level and attract the next generation of players.
Burnley Football Club CEO Lee Hoos said: "Going forward this is an absolutely critical piece of work for the club.
"It's great to have a nice stadium, but for the players their place of work is the training ground so we need to give them the best opportunities for training and development and that includes enhancing the sports science provisions up there.

"The development of the 60m x 40m indoor facility will also help us get the Academy to Category Two, which again helps to take the club forward in attracting young players.
"When players go in every day to a facility that is purpose built and with good facilities, I think they feel good about their work.

"They know we can probably add something to their carer because we can take care of them, then that in turn helps us to attract more players. So all in all this is a vital development that we need to pursue."
The planning application would hopefully see this new building constructed on the opposite side of the current bridge that crosses the River Calder, on land that is currently owned by the football club.
Access to the indoor and outdoor facilities would be via the bridge, and would include the following:
-       Various sizes of external football pitches to offer rotational training
-       One indoor 60m x 40m football pitch
-       Changing facilities for the first and youth teams (eight in total)
-        Team meeting room
-        Guest lounge for parents
-        Match analysis suite
-         Medical and sports science facilities
-         Administration facilities for support staff
-         Players' Lounge
-        Catering Facilities
-        Drugs testing suite
-         Gymnasium
-        Hydro pool
-        Car parking
Local residents have been contacted regarding the new application and will have their opportunity to comment on the plans at a meeting in the New Year.

 

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
bellissimo cafe in burnley

Fighting to keep a Burnley business going

Bellissimo was damaged by a fire

police on street

Child found alone in Burnley

Urgent appeal to find parents

Most read
police jacket

Parents of little girl found

She will now be taken back to them

Newer article

Can you help find Carol?

Local News: A Burnley woman has gone missing in the town centre.

Older article

Vokes latest

Local News: Sam Vokes stands on the verge of a return to first team squad following another two goals in the Development Squad’s 5-1 against Blackpool.

Top articles

Boy falls through factory roof

Local News: He dropped 15 feet through it

Deaf man learns how to communicate in his 70s

Nepal: In the final episode of 2BR's special report from Nepal, we meet the older Deaf people who've only just learned to communicate.

Scottish Muay Thai boxer Jordan Coe found dead in Thailand

Sport: A Scottish boxer has died in Thailand of suspected heatstroke.

Val Kilmer slammed for 'creepy' Blanchett tweets

Showbiz: Val Kilmer has been accused by fans of "creepy and obsessive" behaviour towards actress Cate Blanchett.

Westminster terror attack: Memorial fund for PC Palmer tops £735,000

National News: The family of Westminster terror attack victim PC Keith Palmer say they are "overwhelmed" after a memorial fund in his name raised more than £735,000 in five days.

Traumatised Mosul children behead mud doll

World News: In areas of Mosul cleared of Islamic State fighters life is returning to normal, but there are fears about the trauma suffered by children who have grown up under the militants.

£1 coin: Everything you need to know about the new pound

Business News: As the Royal Mint introduces a new £1 coin on Tuesday to tackle forgeries, here are 10 things we know about the pound.

The confusion surrounding the John Lewis Christmas advert

Local News: Trending on Facebook this morning is the John Lewis Christmas advert....but not all is as it seems.

Lives in Lancashire - Ben's Bowel Movements

Local News: Meet the inspirational Preston dad refusing to let Bowel Cancer beat him

Giant cyclist set to be around for the entire weekend

Local News: The giant artwork on Pendle Hill is in celebration of the Tour of Britain

Most read

Child found alone in Burnley

Local News: Urgent appeal to find parents

Parents of little girl found

Local News: She will now be taken back to them

   Your Profile

@2BR