Greg Hands encourages Local Residents to have their say on Stamford Bridge Redevelopment

Following the start of the second stage of the public consultation on Chelsea Football Club’s planning application to redevelop Stamford Bridge Stadium, Member of Parliament for Chelsea & Fulham, Greg Hands, encourages local residents and stakeholders to continue engaging with Hammersmith & Fulham Council and with the Club to make sure that their views are taken into consideration.
 
Chelsea Football Club plans to redevelop the entire Stamford Bridge Stadium site, replacing the current 41,000-seater stadium with a new 60,000-seater stadium. Greg Hands, is continuing to engage with the Club and with local residents, Councillors, and stakeholders as the planning application proceeds into its next stage. This second stage of the consultation will come to an end on Friday, 7 October. However, Hammersmith & Fulham Council has reiterated that it will try to consider representations received after the consultation period has ended, provided that they are received before a decision has been issued.
 
Earlier this week, Greg received a full response from Chelsea Football Club to the submission that he made to the first public consultation in January this year. Speaking after receiving the Club’s response to his submission, Greg Hands said: “I made my submission to the first public consultation on Chelsea FC’s proposed redevelopment of Stamford Bridge Stadium back in January this year, representing the concerns expressed to me by local residents and stakeholders. I am grateful to the Club for the time and effort that they have spent in responding to these concerns.
 
“I am proud to support Chelsea FC staying in my constituency. The Club recognises that this redevelopment will have a considerable impact both on those in the locality and those in the wider community, and they seem to be making strong gestures towards mitigating the impact where possible.
 
 “Nevertheless, local residents have the right to make their voices heard, and I am keen to hear their opinions on these revised proposals.”
 
Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s statement on Chelsea FC’s proposals can be found here and you can make your views heard here, remembering to quote the application reference number 2015/05050/FUL.