PLANS for Cherries' new multi-million training ground have approved unanimously by BCP Council.

The club's amended proposals were put in front of the planning committee this afternoon for the site at the former Canford Magna Golf Club.

Cherries bought the site for £3.75 million with its first application for the new training ground approved in January 2018.

Following council approval, the final stage will see a referral Secretary of State for final approval.

The club have confirmed that existing building structures on the site have been demolished, while land levelling of the former golf course is due to commence later this month, while all major construction packages are out to tender.

Cherries chief executive Neill Blake said: "I am delighted that Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council has approved our amended plans for the training complex at Canford Magna.

"This is a development which will be state-of-the-art in its design and facilities, while remaining sympathetic to the green belt land it is situated on.

"It is a hugely important scheme, as it will help continue the club’s progression at the highest level of football, which will in turn have a positive effect on the region as a whole.

"This is an incredibly exciting time for the club, both on and off the pitch."