Club continues redevelopment plans for White Hart Lane after losing out on Olympic stadium
Tottenham Hotspur have been granted planning permission to build a new stadium near its current ground.
The club wants to redevelop White Hart Lane on a 20-acre industrial side adjacent to the ground, in a plan dubbed the Northumberland Development Project (NDP).
The move brings the premier league club a step closer to a new ground, despite its failure to win the long-term tenancy of the Olympic Stadium after the 2012 Games.
The club has said it can continue discussions with local authorities and the Mayor of London in a bid to secure funding for the move.
However, Spurs haven’t given up hope of getting their hands on the Olympic Stadium, and have mounted a legal challenge to West Ham’s winning bid.
Under the Section 106 agreement, the club will be obliged to channel funding towards facilities in the area around the stadium if the development goes ahead.
Tottenham said in a statement: “The club can confirm that the S106 agreement in respect of the Northumberland Development Project has now been completed and planning permissions have been issued.
“This enables discussions with the London borough of Haringey, the Mayor of London and central government to continue as we seek to make the development viable and deliverable.
“As always, we shall keep all our supporters updated as these progress.”