Redevelopment plans for the main stand at Crystal Palace Football Club have unanimously been given the green light.
The council’s cross-party planning committee approved the club’s proposals, which will see the ‘Main Stand’ extended to increase the stadium’s capacity from 26,000 to more than 34,000.
The expansion plans will not only see the creation of a new glass front stand, but also a larger pitch, additional accommodation for wheelchair supporters and the provision of new facilities for the local community, creating a first class home stadium for the Premier League club.
Shifa Mustafa, Croydon Council’s executive director of place, said: “It is great news for Croydon that the planning committee has approved Crystal Palace Football Club’s application for Selhurst Park. The redevelopment will create over 100 new jobs and enhance the experience of fans on match day and visitors to the club.
“The council remains committed to working closely with the club to ensure suitable accommodation is found for all residents of Wooderson Close whose homes are affected by the club’s plans, and will ensure the impacts of the development are properly mitigated.”