New AFC Bournemouth training ground approved by Poole Council

Vitality Stadium
Bournemouth intend to move from the Vitality Stadium and their current training ground

Premier League club Bournemouth have had plans for a new training-ground complex approved by a local council.

The Borough of Poole approved the proposal to build the multi-million pound facility on the 57-acre Canford Magna Golf Club.

The Cherries' plans, which were submitted in August, now require approval by the secretary of state.

Their senior teams currently train on land next door to the Vitality Stadium, the club's home ground.

The proposed complex would bring the first team, development sides and academy facilities into one location.

It would also include 10 full-size pitches, an indoor space and other operational buildings.

Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake said the move "will be a huge step forward for the club."

Blake added: "It was important that we designed a facility that is sympathetic to the green-belt site it is located on, and we believe this is something the whole region can be proud of."

In July, Bournemouth confirmed their intention to build a new stadium within Kings Park.

They are expected to submit plans to Bournemouth Borough Council next year.

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