SPURS TO BUILD NEW STADIUM NEXT TO WHITE HART LANE

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has signed a planning agreement to build a brand new stadium next to White Hart Lane.

Spurs will continue discussions with local authorities and the London mayor in an attempt to secure funding for the move. The club wants to redevelop its 36,310-capacity home at White Hart Lane in a 20-acre industrial side adjacent to the ground in a plan known as the Northumberland Development Project.

White Hart Lane

A Tottenham statement read: "The club can confirm that the S106 agreement in respect of the Northumberland Development Project has now been completed and planning permissions have been issued. This enables discussions with the London borough of Haringey, the Mayor of London and central government to continue as we seek to make the development viable and deliverable. As always, we shall keep all our supporters updated as these progress."

The Section 106 agreement means Spurs have agreed to pay money towards local facilities in the area around the stadium if they decide to go ahead with plans to stay in the area. However, this does not signal the end of the long-running saga surrounding the future of the Olympic Stadium after London 2012, as the Premier League club is still pursuing a legal challenge against West Ham's winning bid to adopt the 80,000-seater venue.

Posted on 20/09/2011