Stoke & Staffordshire

Review of FA national football centre Burton homes plan

The National Football Centre site in Burton
Image caption The council said it was taking legal advice about the judicial review

A claim for a judicial review has been lodged into a council's decision to give planning consent for the National Football Centre in Staffordshire.

East Staffordshire Borough Council approved plans on 17 May for the Football Association's (FA) £100m training pitches near Burton-on-Trent.

Residents said they objected to a hotel and 28 homes included in the plans.

The council said the housing element of the plan was being disputed.

A spokesman said: "The council would like to state that the judicial review relates to the housing element of the application and not the actual FA centre application.

"East Staffordshire Borough Council are continuing to take external legal advice on the judicial review and do not wish to make any further comment at this time."

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