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Chelsea Gets Green Light For Stadium Plans

Thu 12th Jan 2017 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Chelsea moved a step closer to their new stadium after Hammersmith & Fulham Council has approved the club’s planning application to build a new 60,000-seat stadium.

The decision was made on Wednesday night (11 January) at a meeting of the Council’s Planning and Development Control Committee.

The new stadium will be built within the grounds of Stamford Bridge in Fulham Road, and will require the demolition of the existing stadium.

H&F Council Leader, Cllr Stephen Cowan, said: “Chelsea’s new stadium will deliver some real benefits to the borough. But we have also made it clear to the club that we fully expect them to work with local residents to minimise the disruption of the works.

“We are happy to help usher in this exciting new phase in Chelsea FC’s history. And we will continue to work hard to deliver as many protections and benefits as possible for the area by working with the club and local residents.”

During the consultation about the scheme, 70 per cent of respondents said they were in favour of the re-development of the stadium.

The new stadium plans will also include a new club shop, kiosks, museum and a restaurant/café.

The works would see decking platforms built over the District Line to the north-west and over the Southern rail line to the east.

Once the works are completed, pedestrians will be able to walk to the ground on match days from Fulham Broadway Station and Fulham Road, with motorists able to access the site via Wansdown Place.

Chelsea FC now have three years to begin work on the site before the approval expires.

The brick-clad stadium – which won plaudits from members of the planning committee for its look – was designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron, the same firm which created the ‘Bird Nest’ stadium for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

As a condition of the approval, the council has required Chelsea FC to create a new Business and Community Liaison Group to inform residents and businesses of the different stages of the demolition and construction programme, working hours and to provide a 24-hour contact for residents and businesses if they have a concern about the works.

The club is also required to install bird and bat boxes during the works to help protect local wildlife, as well as creating at least 427 cycle racks in the development. This is part of H&F’s push to become the greenest council in the country.

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

 

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