Develop Croydon Conference - 21st November 2017

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Crystal Palace submit Sehurst Park redevelopment plans

Crystal Palace have submitted their planning application to Croydon Council to redevelop Selhurst Park.

The Eagles unveiled plans to redevelop the Main Stand at Selhurst Park in January. The plans will increase capacity from 26,000 to more than 34,000.

And the application for the redevelopment is now with Croydon Council.

Under the proposals submitted to Croydon Council, six houses in Wooderson Close would be lost, five of which are owned by the local authority. The club has promised to go beyond its statutory obligations and will work with Croydon Council to ensure all tenants affected are re-housed in equivalent properties in one of the surrounding wards.

The club will pay the bill to re-house residents and associated costs, including the cost of moving. It is offering to meet affected residents individually to discuss any concerns.

Guy Wickett, Crystal Palace development manager, said: “We have had excellent engagement on our proposals with more than 400 people coming to view the plans and hundreds more talking to us through the website, fan forums and on social media. Our feedback to date shows that more than 85 per cent of people within the local community support the principle of the redevelopment of the stand.

“We will continue to work with Croydon Council and the local community as the plans progress, addressing any concerns that residents in the immediate area might have. This is a development which will bring significant economic and community benefits to the entire area and is a mark of confidence in Croydon.”

A planning committee decision is expected in April 2018. Once validated, the application will be open for public consultation.