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PNE give update on training ground decision

PNE 2016

1:31pm 19th June 2017

More than 2,000 fans have signed an online petition to try and get planners to reverse their decision about North End's new training ground.

They voted on Thursday, with the plans for a complex in Ingol rejected.

Now the club have issued another statement about the decision.

It reads:

"First of all we would like to place on record how grateful we are for the reaction of our supporters, the Leader of the Council, Peter Rankin, and Mark Hendrick MP.

"For local residents to assume that land in private ownership is there for public use when it is not, versus the opportunity to be gifted circa 100 acres for in perpetuity public use is astonishing.

"For any City to throw away the chance to support its only professional football club in its objective of delivering Premier League football for the first time in history is almost without precedent. The reaction from our competitors has been one of disbelief, but joy, given the support that many of them have already enjoyed from their own local authorities.

"As we said last week, we will continue to strive in our objectives with or without the support of our own City Council.

"We will shortly be announcing our next move in our attempts to change the current stance of our local planning committee. In the next few weeks we urge all of our supporters and all in the local community whether supporters or not to get behind the club in our objectives of delivering on all of our plans for Ingol.

"Premier League football brings enormous financial benefits to the City as a whole. The coming weeks will demonstrate once and for all whether or not Preston as a City wishes to distance itself from these objectives or embrace them and work with us for the future economic benefit of all in community."

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