Club reveals alternative plans for a new ground on day Haringey council approve Make’s redesign for White Hart Lane

Tottenham have entered a formal application to occupy the 2012 Olympic stadium, going head to head with West Ham over the future of the arena.

West Ham have put in a rival bid to turn the Olympic Stadium into a 60,000 seat stadium hosting football, athletics and concerts.

The move throws doubt over the future of Tottenham’s plans to build a new 56,000 seat stadium, which is part of a wider regeneration package in North London, that includes 434 homes.

The masterplans for the redevelopment have been done by Make, and were approved by Haringey Council yesterday.

Daniel Levy, Tottenham chairman, said of the Olympic stadium bid: “It is only prudent and good management that we ensure that we investigate all possible options for the club.”

“We were informed by the Olympic Park Legacy Company that were we not to register an interest at this time, there would not be an opportunity at any future date.”