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CELTIC Kick Off Planning Application Process For Indoor Training Pitch

FINALISED designs for Celtic Football Club’s proposed full-size indoor training pitch have been submitted to Glasgow City Council for  approval.

The facility  at the club’s Barrowfield training/youth development grounds on London Road would comprise one large undercover space with a 105 x 68-metre pitch.

A new building housing changing rooms and gym is also proposed, and is subject of a separate planning application.

A design statement submitted with the indoor pitch application states: “The aesthetics of the facility will be in keeping with other facilities owned by Celtic FC, with a white tensile structure with a 4.1-metre-high green solid base at low level.

“The curved white upper part of the development helps to soften the visual effect of the proposal.”

The statement continues: “The building sits to the south east of the site, adjacent to an existing full-size grass football pitch and an existing full-size floodlit synthetic football pitch.”

The document states: “It is anticipated that the facility will not significantly impact on either existing residents, amenity or traffic.

“Rather the proposal will enhance the facilities on offer at the training ground, allowing the football club to maintain their training programme for all academy groups whatever the weather, which in turn will bring improved opportunities for health and well-being.”

The application is pending assessment by planners.