Chelsea have announced that a planning permission for a new stadium at Stamford Bridge was granted tonight.
An official statement read:
More than a year ago, a planning application for a new stadium at Stamford Bridge with an expanded seating capacity was submitted to our local council, Hammersmith & Fulham.
Over the past 12 months we have consulted widely with neighbouring residents, local businesses, statutory authorities and continued to work closely with the council.
Tonight the council’s planning committee considered the application and we are grateful that planning permission was granted for the redevelopment of our historic home.
The committee decision does not mean that work can begin on site. This is just the latest step, although a significant one, that we have to take before we can commence work, including obtaining various other permissions.
We will continue to inform you of progress throughout this process.
Thank you for your continued support.