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Planning application submitted - New single tier stand for Spurs stadium

Posted on 27 October 2009  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club today confirmed that the Northumberland Development Project planning application has this week been submitted to the London Borough of Haringey.

• Inclusion of new 63 row single-tier stand responds to Club desire to create the most atmospheric stadium in Europe

• Planning application lodged with Haringey Council for a world class stadium, public square, hotel, supermarket, homes and space for the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation

• Delivered on the current site and adjacent land, ending concerns about a move out of the Borough with no need for even a temporary move during construction

• Major investment into North Tottenham to provide a huge boost to the area

• A flagship for the wider regeneration of the area

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club today confirmed that the Northumberland Development Project planning application has this week been submitted to the London Borough of Haringey.

The move marks a major milestone in the delivery of the Club's regeneration proposals and the final plans include one further major improvement to the Stadium design - the inclusion of a single tier stand.

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Daniel Levy, Chairman of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, said:

"The submission of the application is a hugely important step for the Club.

"This is a multi-million pound investment in the area which brings with it housing, retail, a hotel, a supermarket, expanded community services and jobs and an exceptional public square. We have designed what will be a vibrant area 365 days a year and not a stadium with dead space surrounding it.

"Our desire from the outset has been to create a scheme of major benefit for local people and to deliver the most fan-friendly stadium in Europe.

"The inclusion of a new single tier stand combined with a fantastic stadium design demonstrates our absolute commitment to create the most atmospheric stadium for our supporters.

"Every fan will have an exceptional view of the action and will find themselves closer to the pitch than at any other comparable stadium.

"We have also embraced environmental sustainability as part of the plans, delivering a 40% reduction in carbon emissions against current building regulations which will make it one of the best performing of its kind in the UK.

"Tottenham Hotspur is proud of its roots in Haringey and the Northumberland Development Project will act as a powerful catalyst for the uplift of the wider area. We have had an exceptionally positive response to our consultation activities and I am personally delighted to have reached this stage."

Stadium Architect David Keirle of KSS, said:

"Throughout the whole design process we have continued to refine the designs to maximise stadium atmosphere, including a reduction in the space allocated to corporate areas in order to deliver the new single tier stand.

"The acoustics will be excellent, with the bowl design helping to reflect sound back onto the pitch whilst the stadium architecture itself responds to the Spurs identity, using flowing lines and a gracefully undulating roof to create a visually stunning building.

"It will be an exceptional place to watch football and a fantastic addition to this part of the High Road."

Ledley King, Club Captain, said:

"Spurs has been my life - the current matchday atmosphere is unrivalled, it's electric , players can almost reach out and touch it. The fans have such a key role to play and I'm delighted the new stadium has been designed to maintain that atmosphere. It's what makes Tottenham Hotspur what it is."

Andy Anson, Chief Executive of England 2018 Ltd, said:

"Tottenham Hotspur Football Club's provisional designs for their new stadium are very impressive. Potential England 2018 Host Cities will deliver their final bid submissions to us in November and we fully expect the stadium to be one of those included as a potential host venue for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid. We wish the club every success with their plans."

Bernie Kingsley, Chair of the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust, said:

"I am delighted that the Club has placed the experience of regular supporters at the top of their agenda and I'm convinced this will be a Stadium of which our supporters will be proud. The single-tier stand in particular, which we requested at the outset, will create an even more intimidating atmosphere for the visiting team. Together with the improved open spaces and modern facilities, this is an exciting time for all Tottenham supporters and the Club and we look forward to moving into our new home."

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David Lammy, MP for Tottenham, said:

"There has been an overwhelmingly positive response to these plans from local people who want Spurs to stay at the heart of the community. There is a real need for the economic boost this scheme will deliver and I believe the Northumberland Development Project will make a dramatic and positive difference to North Tottenham. The new public square in particular has the potential to host a wide variety of events and activities and to create a real buzz on the High Road."

Lynne Featherstone, MP for Hornsey & Wood Green, said:

"The submission of these plans commits the Club to remaining in Haringey which can only be good news for the Borough. I am particularly pleased to see that the facilities for the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation are so central to the application as the impact of their work across Haringey cannot be underestimated."

Moaz Nanjuwany, Chair of the Tottenham Traders Partnership, said:

"Tottenham Hotspur are part of the lifeblood of this community and so many businesses and traders depend on the economic benefit they provide. The Tottenham Traders are wholeheartedly behind these plans which we hope will lead to more jobs, more business opportunities and more people using local shops and services.

"I also believe the designs themselves will create a much improved local environment which will help lift the wider area. The submission of the application is good news for Tottenham."

The existing 36,000 capacity stadium has remained unchanged for over a decade and the Club is currently in the position of having over 70,000 registered club members and a waiting list for season tickets of more than 23,000 people. The submission follows extensive pre-application community consultation carried out by the Club which saw 2,500 people pass through the doors of two separate exhibitions and overwhelmingly positive feedback received.

The Northumberland Development Project will represent an investment of hundreds of millions of pounds into North Tottenham, creating new jobs, bringing more spend into the local community and delivering new public open space including a world class new public square.

Haringey Council will now undertake its statutory consultation process before determining the application.

For more information on the Club's plans, PLEASE CLICK HERE...

As the planning application process moves ahead it will be important to provide a strong demonstration of support for the scheme. To show your support for the scheme, please sign our online petition by CLICKING HERE...

As always we shall look to keep you, our supporters, along with the local community of Haringey, as informed and up-to-date as possible through the special section of the website - www.tottenhamhotspur.com/futureplans - which will carry all of the latest news and will provide you with regular updates.