Manchester City Apply for Planning Permission for New Youth Academy Facility

September 19, 2011

Manchester City Football Club has submitted a planning application for a proposed youth development and first team Academy in the Openshaw West area of East Manchester following a 6 week period of public consultation with local residents, fans and other interested parties.

The Club’s exhibition, which showcases the proposals and was a central component to the public consultation, attracted in excess of 7000 visitors online and in person and revealed a 97% approval rating from respondents. Opinions of the residents of East Manchester helped to shape the Club’s planning application, the completion of which is expected towards the end of the year.

The proposed development of up to 80 acres of brown field land diagonally opposite to the Etihad Stadium and acquired by the Club over the past two years, would, should planning permission be granted, form part of the Etihad Campus as announced in early July this year.

The Club have release new visual images of the proposed facility, which form part of the application submitted to Manchester City Council and which are available for public viewing from today.