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CLUB SUBMITS REVISED PLANS FOR BULLS CROSS TRAINING CENTRE

Posted on 13 April 2006  - 12:00

Following extensive consultation with local stakeholders and detailed discussions with both the London Borough of Enfield and the GLA, Tottenham Hotspur has submitted a revised planning application for its proposed Football Training Facility at Bulls Cross, Enfield.

Following extensive consultation with local stakeholders and detailed discussions with both the London Borough of Enfield and the GLA, Tottenham Hotspur has submitted a revised planning application for its proposed Football Training Facility at Bulls Cross, Enfield.

Discussions with Enfield and the GLA identified the requirement for design revisions to the main building and the consultation identified that the key concern of the local community was the impact of the Club's plans on the Bullsmoor Open Space - the proposed location for the Club's Community partnership facility.

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In response to the feedback on design, the Club's revised planning application now sees an enhanced exterior design for the First Team and Academy building and a reduction in the size of the building by 900m².

The application also no longer includes plans for the development of a Community Partnership Facility on Bullsmoor Open Space. The planning application will, instead, be supported by a S106 agreement which will commit the Club to delivering a comprehensive borough-wide community partnership programme for schools, colleges, community groups and other local organisations.

Kathryn Robinson, Director of Community Development, THFC said: "The delivery of the community programme is an integral part of the plans and remains unaffected by these changes. It was quite clear that the intended location of the facility building itself was concerning the local community so what we shall look to do now is to deliver all the elements of the programme as before via the planned outreach programme, with invited access to the main building for schools, colleges and community groups. Our commitment and level of investment remains significant and unchanged."

Club Chairman Daniel Levy said: "There has been an overwhelmingly positive response to our plans from the local community. We have noted the feedback on two issues and amended our plans accordingly. Whilst the site was deemed unsuitable for our community building we are, nonetheless, making a major commitment to deliver for Enfield one of the most dynamic community programmes in sport. A key response from the community was the pride that they would feel having us in the Borough and we should feel very much at home there."


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