PNE planning meeting tickets sold out

Tickets for the hotly anticipated planning meeting for Preston North End's re-submitted training ground bid have sold out in under 90 minutes.

Tickets for the meeting sold out in just over an hour
Tickets for the meeting sold out in just over an hour

Council bosses had moved the meeting to the Guild Hall due to the heightened interest in the plans.

And in an unprecedented step, the proceedings were made a ticket-only event with 140 available.

They went on sale at 10am on Thursday and were sold out by 11.10am, the city council has confirmed.

The contentious application - which includes housing developments, open public land and the training ground - was rejected by the planning committee in June.

But the Championship club has re-submitted a modified version, replacing one of the housing plots with more public open space on the site of Ingol Golf Club.

The initial meeting was delayed as council officers sought extra chairs with the public seating area in one of the town hall’s conference rooms reaching capacity.

The planning committee meeting will take place on August 10 in the Guild Hall's exhibition hall.

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