West Ham claim Spurs’ plans aren’t eco friendly

WEST HAM have stepped up the propaganda war over the bid for the Olympic Stadium, claiming Tottenham’s plans would harm the environment.

Letters were sent to MPs this week, claiming that a study commissioned by West Ham’s contractors, Westfield, shows the energy used in knocking down the Olympic Stadium, as Spurs intend to, and building a new arena would be enough to run it for “more than 80 years”.

Meanwhile, West Ham co-owner David Gold insists that the athletics track will not be ripped out at a later date if their plans to produce a multi-purpose stadium prove to unfeasible.

He said: “The track stays. It’s fundamental. I would not be able to come along and dig up the track.”