Tottenham's new £400m stadium receives planning approval from Mayor Boris Johnson

 
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Tottenham's new stadium project has received the green light from Mayor of London Boris Johnson, the second stage of planning approval needed to making the £400m development a reality.

Spurs received initial planning permission from Haringey Council in December and hope to have the 61,000 stadium, which will become the biggest belonging to any London football club, ready for the start of the 2018-19 season.

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"White Hart Lane is already an iconic stadium, steeped in history, and the new venue will not only almost double its capacity, but provide world-class facilities to watch Premier League football, international sports events and concerts in the heart of the capital," said Johnson.

"The stadium will also be the focal point of a major drive to regenerate Tottenham, breathing new life into the area, creating jobs and boosting growth."

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy heralded the endorsement as a "major milestone" for the development.

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