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New Brentford FC stadium gets green light

Out-Law News | 21 Feb 2014 | 3:47 pm | 1 min. read

The Greater London Assembly (GLA) has supported Brentford FC's plans for a new stadium.

Sir Edward Lister, deputy mayor for policy and planning, on behalf of the Mayor of London, confirmed the decision of Hounslow Council’s Planning Committee to grant planning permission for the club to build a new 20,000-seat stadium at Lionel Road South.

The club's plans also include the construction of 910 homes, a hotel and several retail facilities. However, the GLA's decision is subject to referral to the Secretary of State.

Brentford FC chairman Cliff Crown said:  “Sir Edward Lister’s decision is great news. Our vision of an exciting new hub at this brownfield site has taken another major step forward.

“We firmly believe this is a once-in-a-generation chance to create a vibrant new stadium that will add to the buzz that is going on around Brentford.

"Brentford is on the up as a destination, with new homes, retail, sports and leisure facilities, which will bring new jobs and vibrancy to the area. In planning for our new home, we look forward to building a positive relationship with local residents and businesses and our new neighbours in Chiswick and Kew.

 “We are aware the secretary of state can still call this matter in and review it. We sincerely hope he will feel confident in the extensive work done by Hounslow and the GLA and decide he has no need to do this.”

The club's plans will now be inspected by Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles.