EDDIE Howe insisted Cherries proposed new training facilities could “leave a legacy” for future generations.

The club’s plans for a multi-million pound complex at the 57-acre Canford Magna Golf Club have been approved by Poole council’s planning committee, subject to referral to the Secretary of State.

The project would bring the first team, development squad, academy and pre-academy training operations and facilities into one location.

Howe said: “I think it is huge for us as a football club.

“It is what we desperately need, I feel, to make sure we leave a legacy from our time in the Premier League. We want that to last forever.

“Football is such an unpredictable game but the things that don’t change behind the scenes are the infrastructure and the platform you lay for future generations.

“Making sure all our youth and academy teams and everybody who is training with Bournemouth is at the same base in good facilities, is absolutely key to the future of the club.

“Hopefully we are through the main hurdles. We still have a couple to go through but I think it is fantastic news for everyone connected with Bournemouth.”