Chelsea Given Permission To Plan Redeveloping 60,000 Capacity Stamford Bridge
Chelsea have hit a major break through towards the redevelopment of Stamford Bridge which will cost 500million Euros after receiving planning approval from Hammersmith and Fulham Council.
The club’s plans for a 60,000-seater stadium, which they hope to move into for the 2021/22 season, was approved on Wednesday night with councillors voting unanimously in Chelsea’s favour at Hammersmith Town Hall, subject to minor amendments.
Chelsea must now gain the backing of Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, to formalise the planning committee approval into full planning consent.
Club owner Roman Abramovich is expected to personally fund the project that would most likely require Chelsea to move out of Stamford Bridge for at least three seasons while work takes place.
Chelsea will need permission from the Chelsea Pitch Owners to move temporarily during the redevelopment and have already looked into moving into Wembley after Tottenham Hotspur leave in 2018 and have also considered Twickenham.