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Old March 1st, 2007, 08:16 PM   #1
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PLANNING APPLICATION SUBMITTED - NEW SINGLE TIER STAND FOR SPURS STADIUM

· Inclusion of new 63 row single-tier stand responds to Club desire to create the most atmospheric stadium in Europe
· Planning application lodged with Haringey Council for a world class stadium, public square, hotel, supermarket, homes and space for the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation
· Delivered on the current site and adjacent land, ending concerns about a move out of the Borough with no need for even a temporary move during construction
· Major investment into North Tottenham to provide a huge boost to the area
· A flagship for the wider regeneration of the area


Tottenham Hotspur Football Club today confirmed that the Northumberland Development Project planning application has this week been submitted to the London Borough of Haringey. The move marks a major milestone in the delivery of the Club’s regeneration proposals and the final plans include one further major improvement to the Stadium design – the inclusion of a single tier stand.


Daniel Levy, Chairman of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, said:

“The submission of the application is a hugely important step for the Club.

“This is a multi-million pound investment in the area which brings with it housing, retail, a hotel, a supermarket, expanded community services and jobs and an exceptional public square. We have designed what will be a vibrant area 365 days a year and not a stadium with dead space surrounding it.

“Our desire from the outset has been to create a scheme of major benefit for local people and to deliver the most fan-friendly stadium in Europe.

“The inclusion of a new single tier stand combined with a fantastic stadium design demonstrates our absolute commitment to create the most atmospheric stadium for our supporters.

“Every fan will have an exceptional view of the action and will find themselves closer to the pitch than at any other comparable stadium.

“We have also embraced environmental sustainability as part of the plans, delivering a 40% reduction in carbon emissions against current building regulations which will make it one of the best performing of its kind in the UK.

“Tottenham Hotspur is proud of its roots in Haringey and the Northumberland Development Project will act as a powerful catalyst for the uplift of the wider area. We have had an exceptionally positive response to our consultation activities and I am personally delighted to have reached this stage.”

Stadium Architect David Keirle of KSS, said:

“Throughout the whole design process we have continued to refine the designs to maximise stadium atmosphere, including a reduction in the space allocated to corporate areas in order to deliver the new single tier stand.

“The acoustics will be excellent, with the bowl design helping to reflect sound back onto the pitch whilst the stadium architecture itself responds to the Spurs identity, using flowing lines and a gracefully undulating roof to create a visually stunning building.

“It will be an exceptional place to watch football and a fantastic addition to this part of the High Road.”


Ledley King, Club Captain, said:

“Spurs has been my life - the current matchday atmosphere is unrivalled, it’s electric , players can almost reach out and touch it. The fans have such a key role to play and I’m delighted the new stadium has been designed to maintain that atmosphere. It’s what makes Tottenham Hotspur what it is.”


Andy Anson, Chief Executive of England 2018 Ltd, said:

“Tottenham Hotspur Football Club’s provisional designs for their new stadium are very impressive. Potential England 2018 Host Cities will deliver their final bid submissions to us in November and we fully expect the stadium to be one of those included as a potential host venue for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid. We wish the club every success with their plans.”


Bernie Kingsley, Chair of the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust, said:

“I am delighted that the Club has placed the experience of regular supporters at the top of their agenda and I’m convinced this will be a Stadium of which our supporters will be proud. The single-tier stand in particular, which we requested at the outset, will create an even more intimidating atmosphere for the visiting team. Together with the improved open spaces and modern facilities, this is an exciting time for all Tottenham supporters and the Club and we look forward to moving into our new home.”


David Lammy, MP for Tottenham, said:

“There has been an overwhelmingly positive response to these plans from local people who want Spurs to stay at the heart of the community. There is a real need for the economic boost this scheme will deliver and I believe the Northumberland Development Project will make a dramatic and positive difference to North Tottenham. The new public square in particular has the potential to host a wide variety of events and activities and to create a real buzz on the High Road.”

Lynne Featherstone, MP for Hornsey & Wood Green, said:

“The submission of these plans commits the Club to remaining in Haringey which can only be good news for the Borough. I am particularly pleased to see that the facilities for the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation are so central to the application as the impact of their work across Haringey cannot be underestimated.”

Moaz Nanjuwany, Chair of the Tottenham Traders Partnership, said:

“Tottenham Hotspur are part of the lifeblood of this community and so many businesses and traders depend on the economic benefit they provide. The Tottenham Traders are wholeheartedly behind these plans which we hope will lead to more jobs, more business opportunities and more people using local shops and services.

“I also believe the designs themselves will create a much improved local environment which will help lift the wider area. The submission of the application is good news for Tottenham.”

The existing 36,000 capacity stadium has remained unchanged for over a decade and the Club is currently in the position of having over 70,000 registered club members and a waiting list for season tickets of more than 23,000 people. The submission follows extensive pre-application community consultation carried out by the Club which saw 2,500 people pass through the doors of two separate exhibitions and overwhelmingly positive feedback received.

The Northumberland Development Project will represent an investment of hundreds of millions of pounds into North Tottenham, creating new jobs, bringing more spend into the local community and delivering new public open space including a world class new public square.

Haringey Council will now undertake its statutory consultation process before determining the application.

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Old March 2nd, 2007, 04:12 PM   #2
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Going to miss the current lane.










At Tottenham's AGM chairman Daniel Levy announced that a decidion on what will be built will be made withtin a year.

This thread will look at the rumours and then, finally, the official announcement

Couple of articles saying what is being planned.

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SPURS EYE WEMBLEY WAY
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TOTTENHAM could make Wembley their new home for two years if the club decide to completely rebuild White Hart Lane.

That is one of the options being considered by chairman Daniel Levy and his board as they attempt to boost the image and the income of the club.

Levy and his team have made a thorough logistical survey on how to expand the capacity at White Hart Lane and are aware that the vast majority of Spurs fans want to stay close to the stadium which has been their home since 1899.

They looked at relocation outside the borough of Haringey but there were numerous obstacles to overcome.

On one potential site, for instance, Levy discovered that he would have to deal with EIGHTY different owners. The preference is to stay at White Hart Lane, and redeveloping the stadium from scratch has also been put forward as a possibility.

Indeed, there have been inquiries made about the cost of buying properties close to the existing ground so that the club could demolish the present stadium and in its place build a 55,000-capacity new one which would offer the best in corporate facilities and generate the kind of income that Arsenal are reaping from the £350million Emirates project at Ashburton Grove.

No planning applications have yet been submitted to Haringey council and Tottenham would need to satisfy the borough that it would be of immense benefit to keep the club at its present location.

If the ambitious plan is given the green light Tottenham would need a temporary base while the stadium is built over, probably, two years.

The most logical solution would be to share with Arsenal at The Emirates but Levy is well aware that the idea would be greeted with mass disapproval from both sets of fans.

That is why the new Wembley stadium could enter the equation.

Wembley's owners have made it clear they have had no talks with any club about using the new ground but Tottenham look certain to make an approach should they choose to knock down White Hart Lane.

Many hurdles would still have to be overcome should Tottenham decide to go down that route - notably the public transport infrastructure as well as having to cope with the increase in the number of private cars that would be generated by a stadium with a capacity some 20,000 more than the present 36,000.

But Levy is determined that Tottenham should progress off the field as well as on it.

He is involved in a battle to establish a new training centre and academy close to the A10- M25 junction at Middleton House and he also wants a stadium which would reflect the ambitions of the club.
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TOTTENHAM FLIRT WITH GROUND REDEVELOPMENT

A former lap-dancing club is standing between Tottenham Hotspur and a potential redevelopment of White Hart Lane. Rudolphs Night Club is among the properties adjoining the stadium complex that the club do not own but are trying to buy. Their purchase would allow Tottenham to develop the site and increase the capacity of their stadium, of 36,236, by as much as 15,000.

The club have spent the past 20 years talking about various ground schemes, but have slipped farther behind Arse***, their North London rivals, who have moved into a 60,000 seat stadium.

Tottenham are expected to make a decision on any development within a year. Their options include completely rebuilding the stadium and reorientating the pitch by 90 degrees, but they are unlikely to be able to move into Wembley Stadium while the ground is redeveloped. Both options would require ownership of Rudolphs Night Club, which can hold about 500 people. The club have tabled an offer for the remaining 12 years on the lease, but the landlord may seek as much as £1 million. Punch Taverns, the pub company, is likely to seek a similar amount for the freehold.

Alternative locations for the club have been considered, but their preference is to stay at their present site. Tottenham want Haringey Council to contribute towards the development and for Transport for London to improve train and bus access to the stadium.

Supporters have started a petition to the Prime Minister in favour of extending the London Underground closer to the ground.

“Spurs is an important asset for Haringey and the council is keen to work with them,” a spokesperson for Haringey Council said. “There may be opportunities for public funding if a regeneration case can be made. That would be a matter for the London Development Agency, which administers regeneration funding in the capital.”

I have to admit that I'm going to miss the current stadium. It isn't the biggest nor the best but it is a little special and without being biased I totally agree with what Neil Bonnar has said in this article.

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My Top 10 football grounds: What do you think?

GOING to a game at Spurs is like attending one big love-in.

Every ground tries to create an atmosphere of unity, but none manage it quite like Spurs.

It's not the biggest ground in the Premiership, but it's by far the best stage.

advertisementThat's got a lot to do with the fact that it is one of the oldest, and, while it has been modernised, it has never lost its traditional feel.

It is also the most compact, it's stands hugging the touchlines and rising almost perpendicular so everybody feels part of the action.

Spurs say they have to move to a bigger ground to accommodate their many fans who cannot be a part of their guaranteed capacity crowds.

If they do, they'll lose more than they'll gain. Gone will be the unrelenting buzz and hair-raising atmosphere whipped up up in an instant, and in will be the hollow feel of every new ground.

Watching a game at White Hart Lane is like taking a step back in time in a good way. The noise is constant and electric and the passion is tangible.

Schadenfreude is more obvious than at any other ground with expression of their rivalry with Arsenal never far away.

Indeed, the biggest cheer of their 4-1 victory over Wanderers last weekend was reserved for the 88th minute stadium announcement that the Gunners had gone 2-1 down in the Carling Cup Final.

The pre-match entertainment is by far the best anywhere, with highlights of their last two games and previous meetings with that day's opponents beamed out on two huge screens with the loudest and clearest sound system.

So good is the coverage that many fans get into the ground early to watch it, as do the Spurs players during their warm-up.

The most striking thing about Spurs is how much those inside believe their team is the best.

Every fan is entitled to talk their side up, but Spurs do it so convincingly that you're tempted to check the record book to remind yourself it has, indeed, been a very long time since they last won anything.

The engaging trait was shown by former player, Martin Peters, when he told fellow Spurs legend, Glenn Hoddle, during a pitch-side interview before the game on Sunday: "It's Braga in the next round (of the UEFA Cup). That's not too hard."

This is the same Portuguese Braga side who beat Italy's Parma home and away in the previous round.

Then, minutes before kick-off, the stadium announcer described the game's stage as: "Here, at the world famous White Hart Lane," before the club song began echoeing around the stadium with the deafening line: "Tottenham are the greatest team the world has ever seen."

A neutral might be tempted into offering a sarcastic response along the lines of Spurs just needing a bit of confidence, but nobody could argue that White Hart Lane possesses a fanaticism that most, if not every, other club can only dream of.

On the basis that the most important criteria for a good football ground is atmosphere, passion, looks, comfort and pitch, then the ultra-compact and always full White Hart Lane is the greatest stage in the country.

My top 10 football stages

1 White Hart Lane. 2 St James' Park. 3 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. 4 Villa Park. 5 Goodison Park. 6 Anfield. 7 Emirates Stadium. 8 Upton Park. 9 City of Manchester Stadium. 10 Old Trafford.

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Is that United vs Spurs. It must be 2005 or 2004. That's what am guessing anyway.
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Is that United vs Spurs. It must be 2005 or 2004. That's what am guessing anyway.
Much older, There are Holsten banners all over the place, and i think Veron is warming up.
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Am sure that is Rooney and Ruud on the near side.
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first player below the circle in the 2nd pic up looks like beckham
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Tottenham are wearing Addidas
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Am sure that is Rooney and Ruud on the near side.
It said 2001, when we beat you 3-1.

Anyway, we're not supposed to be talking about that!
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It said 2001, when we beat you 3-1.

Anyway, we're not supposed to be talking about that!
Sorry Boss.
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The last few games i have seen at White heart lane the ground has looked far from full.
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I'm more than happy to revert to a bigger stadium.
-Good for extra money and prestige. we need both if we're gonna fulfill our destiny of becoming one of Englands.... (sorry scrath that) THE WORLDS LEADING CLUBS AGAIN!!

I like the idea of playing at Wembley. its the home of English Football and to have Spurs play there would be brilliant. Plus there would surely be no problems with spurs fansleft being frustrated because the game was a sell-out. Plus we cqan generate some FAT cash before we even finish building our new stadium.
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I'm more than happy to revert to a bigger stadium.
-Good for extra money and prestige. we need both if we're gonna fulfill our destiny of becoming one of Englands.... (sorry scrath that) THE WORLDS LEADING CLUBS AGAIN!!

I like the idea of playing at Wembley. its the home of English Football and to have Spurs play there would be brilliant. Plus there would surely be no problems with spurs fansleft being frustrated because the game was a sell-out. Plus we cqan generate some FAT cash before we even finish building our new stadium.
THUMBS UP!!!
Doubt you will get to play at wembley Fulham tried to play at the old wembley and got told where to go.
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Doubt you will get to play at wembley Fulham tried to play at the old wembley and got told where to go.
It wasn't the old Wembley. Fyed offerd £30m a season whilst they rebuilt the cottage.
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This is from the Times.

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Poor Tottenham Hotspur are trying to find some elbow room in their efforts to improve the cramped confines of White Hart Lane, but their planning arm seems constantly wrapped in red tape. With proposals for a move to a new stadium on the back burner, renewed effort is going into White Hart Lane, Tottenham’s home since 1899. With a capacity of a little more than 36,000, the stadium is too small to compete with the Barclays Premierships’ big clubs, such as Arsenal’s 60,000capacity Emirates Stadium just down the road in North London.

Fans who have trailed along the tatty thoroughfare of Tottenham High Road, with its rows of uninteresting buildings, may be surprised to discover that Tottenham are hemmed in by a half-dozen conservation areas, which means that all planning decisions have to go through a fine-toothed comb.

The club are demolishing a building, used as a prematch entertainment centre, at the front of the stadium, not only because it contains asbestos, but also to improve the approach to the famous old ground. But Tottenham also need to get rid of a disused house that abuts the area. It may be grandly titled Paxton Hall, but the house appears to have no architectural merit. Furthermore, it is a listed building — no one seems to know why — which means that the planning application for its demolition has to be examined in detail by English Heritage.
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Just read this.

"they already have a plan for the stadium design. Im not sure if they have multiple designs and my info is sketchy, but architects already have a model drawn up.It involves knocking down the west stand, and building 4 tiers, the stands behind the goals were apparently built on the cheap and they are looking at perhaps playing around with those. They are trying to stay on site in tottenham and already have a plan to build luxury apartments around the stadium.They think they can get up to 57,000 into this new stadium.As is said my info is sketchy but it is from someone who has access to alot of architect info. I will try and get a look at the design in more detail if i get the opportunity.

There is also something about two diagonal columns going in opposite directions, in a V shape i think.
The car park will also be built on from what ive heard"
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Without the idea of turning the pitch 90degs (which would create space to build an entirely new, bigger ground) it seems the only way to go is to knock down the west (which only seats around 7,000!) because of the large amount of space behind it, and build something much larger. The only prob is that all 3 other sides are confined, and so the new development must match up somehow with these. We dont want to completely lose the compact, tidy/symmetrical feel, and have a stadium as lopsided as st james' park. The other thing to address are those pillars on the east stand. If they take the roof off they might be able to extend the upper tier somehow.
Lets hope they get the green light on something soon. As long as its not out of Tottenham and involving a running track!:
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Without the idea of turning the pitch 90degs (which would create space to build an entirely new, bigger ground) it seems the only way to go is to knock down the west (which only seats around 7,000!) because of the large amount of space behind it, and build something much larger. The only prob is that all 3 other sides are confined, and so the new development must match up somehow with these. We dont want to completely lose the compact, tidy/symmetrical feel, and have a stadium as lopsided as st james' park. The other thing to address are those pillars on the east stand. If they take the roof off they might be able to extend the upper tier somehow.
Lets hope they get the green light on something soon. As long as its not out of Tottenham and involving a running track!:
Tottenham own all the land behind the Paxton. I've got drawings that are the proposal, by THFC, to knock down Paxton Hall, to create more space for parking. If you want I'll send you these drawings.
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Oh right, didn't realise that. Is the space just to be used for parking? Yes could you send them please. Most appreciated. P.s. how do you post attachments on this site?
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could tottenham build a stadium of 60-65,000 capacity within the current space? tottenham could fill a 60,000 capacity i think...
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I agree ,Spurs have always had a top support even though theyve won **** all for alooong time. A genuine 'big' club that could fill a much larger stadium.
When I used to go to Old Trafford alot back in the 80s, Spurs always had one of the best followings that turned up.
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