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- Leicester · McLaren · Leicester City F.C. · Park Hill Golf Club

crys­tAL PALAce have held talks with croy­don coun­cil over ap­ply­ing for a com­pul­sory pur­chase or­der to se­cure a piece of land next to sel­hurst Park owned by sains­bury’s, whose re­fusal to sell an area used as a car park is de­lay­ing the club’s £100m re­de­vel­op­ment of the ground. the club have been ne­go­ti­at­ing with the su­per­mar­ket for years af­ter an­nounc­ing plans to in­crease the ca­pac­ity of sel­hurst Park from 26,000 to 34,000 in 2017. Palace claim sains­bury’s are de­mand­ing an un­rea­son­able price and want the coun­cil to in­ter­vene and force through the sale on grounds that the re­de­vel­op­ment would bring a pub­lic ben­e­fit by en­abling the club to ex­pand their com­mu­nity pro­grammes. croy­don coun­cil have rec­om­mended that plan­ning per­mis­sion be granted, but Palace must ob­tain con­trol of the en­tire site be­fore it can be for­mally ap­proved.

LE­ICES­TER CITY’S su­perb start to the sea­son has not been matched off the pitch, with the club ex­pe­ri­enc­ing sig­nif­i­cant de­lays to the build­ing of their new train­ing ground. The £100m project to trans­form the Park Hill Golf Club near Sea­grave has been hit by heavy rain and flood­ing, leav­ing main con­trac­tors McLaren Con­struc­tion two months be­hind sched­ule. Le­ices­ter planned to move into the com­plex, which will in­clude 12 full-size train­ing pitches and a 500-seat in­door arena, at the start of next sea­son and that re­mains the tar­get.

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