London mayor reported to be willing to use public funds for redevelopment of White Hart Lane
Tottenham Hotspur is in detailed discussions with the Mayor of London to use public money to develop a new stadium on the club’s current white Hart Lane site, despite winning a judicial review yesterday allowing them to challenge the awarding of the Olympic Stadium to West Ham.
According to reports, the mayor is considering giving £8.5m of the £20m allocated to Croydon and Tottenham to help regenerate the areas after this month’s riots to the club.
Haringey council is also reported to be willing to drop some of the planning obstacles which originally forced Tottenham owner Daniel levy to look elsewhere to site the club’s new ground.
The move could see the reinstatement of architect KSS’s designs for a 56,000-seater ground at White Hart Lane as part of a masterplan by architect Make.
The news comes despite the fact Spurs won permission yesterday to appeal the decision to hand the Olympic Stadium to West Ham rather than Spurs after the 2012 games.
It also comes amidst reports that police are investigating Tottenham’s use of private investigators to unearth details of paid work undertaken by a member of the Olympic Park Legacy Company, which decided who got the ground, for the West Ham bid team.
The revelation was reported in the Sunday Times and prompted an investigation by the OPLC, which reported earlier this week, finding no grounds to reconsider its decision.