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LIONEL ROAD PLANS APPROVED

Posted: Thu 05 Dec 2013
Author: Lionel Road Project Team
Aerial shot of Brentford Community Stadium

Aerial shot of Brentford Community Stadium

Image by: Brentford FC

Hounslow Council Planning Committee approve stadium proposal

Brentford Football Club’s planning application to develop a 20,000 capacity stadium at Lionel Road South together with other community facilities, and 910 new homes, a hotel and supporting retails uses has been approved. 
After presentations from the Club and from some residents groups who are based in Chiswick, Kew and Brentford, followed by questions and answers and debate, Hounslow Council's Planning Committee voted in favour to approve this exciting regeneration project. 
This major development will provide a sports and community stadium together with new homes, public transport improvements and enhancements to the public realm. 
The development will bring a great deal of new business and job and training opportunities for local people. 
Commenting on the scheme and the approval, the Chairman of Brentford FC, Cliff Crown said: "Our vision of an exciting new hub at this brownfield site has taken a significant step towards realisation with the council’s decision to approve our application. 
"The support we have received from many sections of the local community and our fans throughout this process has endorsed our belief in the need for this change. 
"We would also like to express appreciation to the Council Officers and Members for demonstrating their support for our plans. 
"This is a once in a generation chance to create a vibrant new stadium and adds to the buzz that is going on around Brentford. 
"Brentford is on the up as a destination, with new homes, retail, sports and leisure facilities which bring new jobs to the area. 
"Brentford Football Club will be returning close to where it was founded in 1889. 
"We are proud of our history at Griffin Park, where we have always been a good neighbour. 
"In planning for our new home, we look forward to working with residents and businesses as well as our new neighbours in Chiswick and Kew, and together we can all seek to make the most of the new opportunities for the benefit of everyone."