Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Chelsea Closer To Building New N477bn Stadium

The billion pound (477 billion naira) development of Chelsea Football Club's new stadium moved a step closer on Monday night after the council sided with the club amid a row with neighbouring residents who complained the project would block their daylight.
The English Premier League side has agreed a temporary lease on land following a full cabinet meeting on Monday evening of Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council.

It overturns a High Court injunction, which was imposed when local resident Nicholas Crosthwaite, 69, and his family argued their right to light would be impaired by the redevelopment of the famous west London stadium.

The move stalled the development of the 60,000 capacity arena. However, the new agreement will now see the council use a loophole in Section 203 of the Housing and Planning Act to temporarily lease the land next to Stamford Bridge back to the club.

The Crosthwaite family, who have lived in 1-2 Stamford Cottages in Fulham, west London, for 50 years, are now entitled to compensation from the council.

Workmen can now begin the £1 billion (N477bn) development of Stamford Bridge, which is 122 years old and one of the oldest stadiums in the world.

Once what the councillors have agreed is enacted, only a judicial review can stop the work.

Edited from The Telegraph

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