Chelsea FC Submits Planning Application for New Stadium

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Chelsea Football Club has submitted a planning application to Hammersmith and Fulham Council for a new stadium at Stamford Bridge with an expanded seating capacity.

The club says the main details of the application are:

- Stadium seating capacity to expand from 41,600 to 60,000 spectators

- An outstanding view of the stadium from every seat

- An arena designed to create an exciting atmosphere

- Direct access to and from Fulham Broadway Station, making travel more efficient

- Stadium facilities improved for every area

Although this message from the club is addressed to "supporters and neighbours" it makes no mention of the potential effects of the new stadium on the local area and residents.

However, the planning application, which can be viewed gives the full details:

Demolition of existing stadium and buildings within Stamford Bridge Grounds and construction of a new 60,000 capacity football stadium (Class D2) with ancillary stadium-related uses including Club shop, kiosks and museum; restaurant/café (Class A3); together with the construction of a decking platform over the District Line railway to the north-west and a decking platform over the Southern mainline railway to the east; external concourse areas; associated excavation works; new pedestrian access from Fulham Broadway Station and Fulham Road; new vehicular access via Wansdown Place; car parking; landscaping and related works.

The application, along with drawings and supporting documents can be seen on the council website and also in paper copy located in the reception area of Hammersmith Town Hall in King Street during normal office hours.

These supporting documents include the Environmental Statement and a shorter Non-Technical Summary, which are likely to be of particular interest to local residents as they spell out the likely effects of the development on the local environment, including noise and vibration, air quality and daylight, sunlight and overshadowing.

The Construction and Logistics Plan meanwhile shows the planned timetable for four phases of construction, with phase one, the removal of ancilliary buildings, ie hotels, flats and health club from October 2016, phase two, demolition of the existing stadium from June 2017 to September 2018, phase three, new stadium superstructure construction from July 2018 to October 2019 and finally phase four, fitting out, landscaping and commissioning from December 2019 to July 2020.

H&F Council also offers information about the application here.

Comments on the application are invited from residents before the deadline of Friday, January 8, 2016, though the council says it will try to consider representations received after the consultation period has ended, provided they are received before a decision has been issued.

To have your say, click Make a Comment here quoting the application reference number: 2015/05050/FUL.

If you would like to discuss the proposal please contact:

John Sanchez, Strategic Applications Lead Officer (Planning Regeneration), Planning & Growth, London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, Hammersmith Town Hall Extension, King Street, London W6 9JU.

Telephone: 020 8753 3346 (direct line)


Ieuan Bellis, Team Leader (Planning Regeneration).

Telephone: 020 8753 3474

Peter Wilson, Principal Complex Application Officer (Planning Regeneration).

Telephone: 020 8753 6520


December 1, 2015