Hitch found in new stadium plans

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Tottenham’s plans to build a new stadium have been dealt a blow after the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) found flaws in the proposal.

Spurs had hoped to build a new stadium adjacent to White Hart Lane, but the government’s architectural watchdog have aired criticisms some parts of the proposal.

Their concerns are based around the plans for housing, a supermarket and the public square that were part of the plans.

CABE’s design review read, “For these reasons, although we support the design of the new stadium, regrettably we cannot support the planning application as a whole.

“We are concerned that an overall masterplan for the site is not evident: the three components – the stadium, supermarket and housing – feel like very separate projects without convincing spatial relationships between them.”

Spurs design for the stadium had met with glowing praise, being included on the shortlist of stadiums for the 2018 World Cup bid.

However, this review could throw a spanner in the works until these details are rectified.

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