Chelsea submit planning application for new ‘60,000-capacity Stamford Bridge

Chelsea have submitted planning application that could see the capacity of Stamford Bridge rise to from 41,600 to 60,000.
“A planning application for a new stadium at Stamford Bridge with an expanded seating capacity has been submitted. This follows a successful consultation process during which we received very helpful feedback,” said the Premier League champions in a statement.
“This application will now be examined by the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Full details can be found on their website at www.lbhf.gov.uk/stamfordbridgegrounds.
“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
“The planning process will last beyond the end of the season; if the application is granted planning permission there will still be a lot of work to do before redevelopment can start, including obtaining various other consents. We will inform you of progress through this process.
“Thank you for your continued support.”

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