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Lead member welcomes Leicester City investment

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Charnwood Borough Council’s lead member for inward investment has welcomed Leicester City Football Club’s plan to create a state-of-the-art training facility in the borough.

The Council’s Plans Committee granted the club's planning application conditional permission at a meeting last night (Thursday, October 11). The development is due to be built near Seagrave on the site of the former Park Hill Golf Course.

Cllr Eric Vardy, lead member for planning and inward investment, said: “This represents a significant investment in the borough of Charnwood and builds on our reputation for sporting excellence which already has a global profile thanks to Loughborough University.

“It is further evidence that the Charnwood economy is thriving and our borough can attract businesses and organisations that have worldwide appeal.

“A strong community needs a strong economy and investment like this should be welcomed. It is also pleasing to see an investment in the local environment with the proposal including the planting of some 38,000 trees as part of the development.”