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Thursday 21 August 2014

Spurs plans receive boost

Published 11/07/2014 | 21:33

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Spurs are planning to leave White Hart Lane

Tottenham's plans to build a new stadium took a major step forward on Friday after the club were granted permission to use a site earmarked for the project.

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Ministers have agreed with a compulsory purchase order made by the London Borough of Haringey, which will enable the Northumberland Development Project to continue.

More than 95 per cent of the three-hectare site has already been approved and the orde r was requested to allow the final two of three phases to go ahead.

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles said: "This scheme is supported by the locally determined development plan for the area and has received strong local support."

Earlier this year, Tottenham expressed their hope that the new 56,250-capacity stadium would be ready by 2017. Their current ground capacity at White Hart Lane is approximately 36,240.

In 2011, Tottenham lost out to West Ham in a bid to move to the Olympic Stadium in Stratford.

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