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Chelsea have been given the green light to build a new indoor training facility despite the club's Cobham complex falling within the Home Counties green belt.

The centre will be for the club's academy, which needed a new indoor pitch to meet the Premier League's minimum needs for the highest standard training centre.

Chelsea claimed the lack of a permanent indoor pitch was a 'long-standing weakness.'

Along with an indoor pitch, the building will also house a sports research centre with rehabilitation suites, medical facilities, a gym, a canteen and lounge.

Elmbridge Borough Council had passed the decision to Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for communities and local government, but he decided the final decision should be made locally.

Local members from the Campaign to Protect Rural England said they were disappointed by the decision.

The club has used a temporary dome for training sessions during bad weather and evenings for seven years.

A Chelsea spokesman said: 'We’re now looking at the fine design details before we proceed.'

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don't see why we also need a gym, rehab rooms, lounge etc. when we build a new academy complex with all of these features a few years ago. Considering the whole Cobham complex was only built a few years ago surely it already has some of the best training facilities in the league?

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don't see why we also need a gym, rehab rooms, lounge etc. when we build a new academy complex with all of these features a few years ago. Considering the whole Cobham complex was only built a few years ago surely it already has some of the best training facilities in the league?

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