If newly-promoted Bournemouth are going to hold their own in the Premier League, it is the belief of manager Eddie Howe that they must have privacy at their King's Park training base.
Howe and his coaching staff have guided Bournemouth into the top-flight for the first time in their 116-year history and his squad train regularly on pitches in King's Park, in full view of the public, and personnel from other clubs have often been sighted filming their training sessions.
The club's historic promotion has brought with it the need to adapt and significantly improve their Dean Court ground and training facilities that are adjacent to the ground.
Privacy a problem for Cherries
The club has submitted three seperate planning applications to Bournemouth Borough Council, which are due to be discussed early next month.
A special meeting has been scheduled for July 1st, to consider the plans - which include creating a new training pavilion and improving privacy at the training ground.
Asked for his thoughts on the proposals, Howe replied: "In my opinion, having privacy at the training ground is absolutely critical. It would be pivotal to our success next season.
"It's crucial for both team selection and tactical information. These things have to be done in private to give us any chance of being successful when we are competing against other clubs in the Premier League."
Bournemouth prepping for the Premier League
The Cherries have already began their preparations for the new season by adding to the squad with a number of signings, including Artur Boruc - who was on loan at Dean Court last season.
They have also signed Adam Federici from Reading, and Joshua King from Blackburn. They have also agreed a deal with Chelsea to their Ghanian international Christian Atsu on a season-long loan deal.
Atsu has had loan spells at Vitesse and Everton in recent seasons and it's reported that Bournemouth had to fight off competition from several other Premier League teams for the explosive winger's signature.
It is also believed that Bournemouth have agreed a deal with Sylvain Distin to join them, when his contract at Goodison Park finishes. He will become Bournemouth's highest paid player, as they look to stave off the drop in their first season in the Premier League.