SPURS AMEND NEW STADIUM PLANS

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has been ordered to resubmit plans for their new stadium after failing to incorporate listed property.

The Premier League club’s plans were rejected by Haringey Council as they did not include the restoration of local historic buildings including grade II listed Warmington House.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy said: "We have looked again at the overall masterplan and design of buildings in the south, as well as the impact on Tottenham High Road.

“We have used this opportunity to make further design improvements to the scheme.

"Schemes of this magnitude involve much time and effort by many parties and we are extremely grateful to everyone who has taken part in the consultation process to date.

“There is undoubtedly huge support for the development and for retaining the Club in the Borough. Following the consultation period on these new plans we look forward to proceeding to a Haringey Council planning committee to determine the application shortly.”

Tottenham’s existing stadium has a capacity of 36,000 has remained unchanged for over a decade. The club has over 70,000 registered club members and a waiting list for season tickets of over 23,000 people.

The proposed new stadium will have a capacity of around 60,000 and has been included as a potential host venue for England’s 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid.

Bernie Kingsley, chairman of the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust, said: "The new scheme looks impressive. The stadium is an exceptional building of which all Spurs fans would be rightly proud, and it is now surrounded by an even larger public square and cafes and bars.

“I am also especially pleased to see the Red House retained which has such a strong link with the Club's heritage. This is an exciting time and we look forward to moving into our new home."

Spurs still hope to move into their new stadium for the 2012/13 season.

Posted on 20/05/2010