London: Brentford to face Tottenham’s stadium hurdle?

source: GetWestLondon.co.uk

London: Brentford to face Tottenham’s stadium hurdle? First Industrial, which owns an office block on the site, is understood to be the last landowner standing in the way of the Bees' new ground. A GetWestLondon.co.uk report.

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A public inquiry may be needed to secure the final plot of land for the 20,000-seater stadium in Lionel Road South, Brentford, and the 910 homes, a hotel and shops which will help fund the project. It is understood the club has secured all the land needed for the development except for the Capital Court office block, in Capital Interchange Way, which is owned by First Industrial.

Lionel RoadA Hounslow Council spokesman this week confirmed it had issued First Industrial with a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO), requiring it to sell up to make way for the stadium, but the company had objected. "The next step is for the Department of Communities and Local Government to consider a possible public inquiry," he added, speaking to GetWestLondon.co.uk.

It’s now been one year since Brentford were given their final go-ahead for the 20,000 capacity ground. The club already have the development agreement with Wilmott Dixon, who will build the complex.

A Brentford FC spokesman said it was waiting for a date to be set for an inquiry as there had been some objections to the CPO. The club has previously said it hopes to begin enabling works for the new stadium, which will replace its Griffin Park home, later this year.

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