Chelsea have been granted planning permission for a £500million redevelopment of Stamford Bridge.
Designs for the revamped ground received widespread acclaim, and it seems those plans are now one step closer to becoming a reality.
Hammersmith and Fulham Council’s planning committee voted unanimously to approve the proposal for a 60,000-seat stadium at a meeting on Wednesday night, which is a significant step towards the club moving ahead with redevelopment of their home since 1905.
No. Chelsea issued a statement following the council’s decision confirming the “decision does not mean that work can begin on site”. There are still plenty more negotiations ahead. Full planning consent is needed, which is aimed to be achieved by working closely with council officers. The detailed design of the stadium has to be finalised, along with logistical plans for the site and the surrounding area. The club are also going to set up a residents’ forum for those people living near-by who may be affected by the planned work. London Mayor Sadiq Khan will also need to approve the project.
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN OF HOW STAND-FORD BRIDGE WILL LOOK LIKE
A view of how the ground would look from the air(Photo: Goolistan Cooper)