East Dunbartonshire Council can delete notices on their website but with archive.org, which copies webpages, we can retrieve both the Outline and Detailed planning permission notices using the deadlinks in the Wikipedia entry for Lennoxtown Training Centre, References 2 & 10: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lennoxtown_training_centre
Outline Planning Approval notice given on 21/12/2005
East Dunbartonshire Councillors have granted Celtic the outline planning permission they need to develop the upper site at the former Lennox Castle Hospital.
The Council’s Planning Board approved the application last night (Tuesday), believing that it would help bring ‘physical, economic and social benefits’ to the area. The application includes:
· a training academy
· hostel accommodation
· six full size UEFA football pitches & 5 a-side area
· a goalkeeping area & a warm-up area
Leader of East Dunbartonshire Council, John Morrison, welcomed Celtic’s interest in Lennoxtown. He said, “The Council’s Planning Service has worked closely with Celtic over recent weeks to progress this application and has shown real efficiency. This decision is an important step forward for the Club. I’m sure that East Dunbartonshire’s residents will be excited at the prospect of such an ambitious development in their area.
“I’m also advised that Celtic will be bringing a significant presence into the community and will assist local young footballers to improve their skills which will be very welcome.”
Outline planning permission agrees the principles of the development and will be followed by consideration of the full planning application from the Club for phase 1 of the proposed development. This will need more details including a transport assessment for the site, a tree survey and drainage information.
Local Councillor, John Dempsey, is looking forward to working with Celtic and their agents on a project that could bring massive changes to the 18.8 hectare upper site which has lain vacant since the hospital closed in 2002.
He said, “This is a very significant local site which the community wants to see developed in a positive way and they are eager to see these proposals become a reality.”
Celtic’s Chief Executive, Peter Lawwell, commented, “”This is excellent news and a very positive step forward. Lennoxtown is presently our preferred location for our new training facility and we hope to make a decision within the next few months.”
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Contact: Claire Robertson, Public Affairs, 0141 578 8167
Date: Wednesday 21st December 2005
Detailed Planning Approval given on 20/04/2006
East Dunbartonshire Councillors have granted Celtic the planning permission they need to develop the upper site at the former Lennox Castle Hospital into a new comprehensive training facility for the club.
The Council’s Planning Board approved the application last night (Tuesday), believing that it would help bring great benefits to the area. The application includes the development of a training academy, training pitches and accommodation for groundsmen.
Leader of East Dunbartonshire Council, John Morrison, welcomed Celtic’s interest in Lennoxtown. He said, “The Council’s Planning Service has worked closely with Celtic to progress this application. This decision is an important step forward for the Club to build the new training facility they have been developing for some time.
“I’m sure that the residents of East Dunbartonshire are delighted at the prospect of this ambitious development in their area. The Celtic training facility will potentially contribute significantly to the development of Lennoxtown and will also bring wider employment and social benefits to the area.”
Planning approval means that the development can now go ahead, subject to a series of planning and pre-start conditions. Work on the new training facility could begin later this year.
Local Councillor, John Dempsey, is looking forward to the arrival of Celtic in Lennoxtown, which will bring massive changes to the 18.8 hectare upper site which has lain vacant since the hospital closed in 2002.
He said, “The community in Lennoxtown has been keen to see this site be developed in a positive way. This planning approval is the next step in these proposals becoming a reality.”Peter Lawwell: “We received detailed planning permission last night for the Lennoxtown development. This is a significant step towards the realisation of Lennoxtown as the new Training Facility for Celtic Football Club. However, we still have to resolve several issues before we give the final go ahead.”
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Contact: Angela Loughran, Public Affairs, 0141 578 8152
Date: Wednesday 19 April 2006
Completing the Timeline: Greater Glasgow Health Board Chief Executive Tom Divers sign agreement to sell Lennoxtown to Celtic PLC on 29 June 2006
Normally having land which already has planning permission means the land is more valuable.
How close is Lennoxtown and Campsie Village residential development
Have a look at the Google Map SAT view:
The blue icon is Mactaggart & Mickel Campsie View residential development – Phase 1A only development with their 76 houses. There are still Phases 1B, 2, 3 and 4 to go with another 274 houses. Lennoxtown Training Centre is south west of Campsie Village. Where are the 274 houses going to go?
Next to Lennoxtown – but we are told that the whole area is Greenbelt? So the NHS development with Mactaggart & Mickel is classed residential and Lennoxtown is greenbelt. The NHS wants to get the best price from housebuyers but not from Celtic PLC.