Bees plans clear Mayoral hurdle

brentford fc march 2013Brentford FCs plans to build a new stadium on the Lionel Road site have passed examination by the Mayor of London.

Sir Edward Lister, the Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor, Policy and Planning confirmed the decision of Hounslow Council Planning Committee to grant planning permission for Brentford Football Club’s planning application for a new stadium and associated development at Lionel Road South.

The plans will produce a new 20,000 capacity stadium at Lionel Road South together with other community facilities, and 910 new homes, a hotel and supporting retail uses. They remain subject to referral to the Secretary of State.

The development will turn a poorly used industrial brownfield site into a community asset, and bring new jobs and training opportunities to the area.

Commenting on the Deputy Mayor’s decision, Cliff Crown, Brentford FC Chairman, said: “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 bring new jobs and vibrancy to the area.”


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