CPO for new Brentford stadium approved
by Marco Cillario Tue 24 May 2016, 10:12 am
A Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) for Brentford FC’s new stadium has been given the go-ahead, taking the project for The Bees' new home one step forward.
The secretary of state for communities and local government, Greg Clark MP, approved on 1 April the CPO for the land required to build Brentford Community Stadium on Lionel Road.
Plans for the stadium, by residential developer Prime Place and Brentford FC, were approved by Hounslow Council on 10 December 2015 and will also deliver 648 new homes in seven buildings.
The CPO includes the Capital Court site, currently occupied by a disused office block and other small parcels of land, which will complete the four-hectare development site.
“Achieving the approval for the Compulsory Purchase Order is another step forward in our development plans,” said Brentford FC's chairman, Cliff Crown. “I’d like to thank all parties involved in getting us to this stage, with special thanks to the London Borough of Hounslow who led the process.”
He added that he was looking forward to being able to make further progress with the legal steps required to enable work to start on-site over the coming months.
When the scheme is complete, Brentford FC will relocate from Griffin Park in Braemar Road, the club’s home ground since 1904, where 75 family houses will be built and a memorial garden will celebrate the history of the football team.