OXFORD United players will be urged to share lifts or even take the bus to training next season.

Detailed plans for United’s new training ground have been revealed, with the club focussing on environmental responsibility as part of the project.

The club’s two-storey building at the new £4.9m sports park on Horspath Road will be ‘upcycled’ rather than constructed from scratch.

The modular building, which was upgraded and clad in cedar and redwood, was lifted in last month.

But the official plans lodged with Oxford City Council revealed that the facility would also harvest rainwater to be used to water the playing fields.

The club will also be able to use 70 of the site’s 150 parking spaces for its staff and players.

Up to 45 players are expected to use the site, which has eight changing rooms, video analysis suites, a food hall, classrooms and a gym to be shared between first team and academy players.

The club has also been forced to produce a travel plan to discourage players and staff from driving to the training ground.

It said it would give each player a ‘welcome pack’ encouraging them to car share and explore using public transport.

Staff, visitors and players will also be made aware of the cycle routes to the training ground and the 60 bike parking spaces being built on site.

United management will also work with local authorities and bus companies to improve transport links.