Tottenham Hotspur new stadium: Spurs receive a boost after they are granted permission to use site
Spurs hope to be in an new 56,000-seat stadium by 2017
Friday 11 July 2014
Tottenham's plans to build a new stadium took a major step forward on Friday after the club were granted permission to use a site earmarked for the project.
Ministers have agreed with a compulsory purchase order made by the London Borough of Haringey, which will enable the Northumberland Development Project to continue.
More than 95 per cent of the three-hectare site has already been approved and the order was requested to allow the final two of three phases to go ahead.
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles said: "This scheme is supported by the locally determined development plan for the area and has received strong local support."
Earlier this year, Tottenham expressed their hope that the new 56,250-capacity stadium would be ready by 2017. The current ground capacity of White Hart Lane is approximately 36,240.
In 2011, Tottenham lost out to West Ham in a bid to move to the Olympic Stadium in Stratford.
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