Eagles fall off perch as Crystal Palace stadium plans delayed

Crystal Palace Football Club have planning permission by Croydon Council to build a new main stand, which will increase the capacity of Selhurst Park from to 26,000 to more than 34,000 – improving the stadium which has been the club’s home since 1924.

Crystal Palace FC known as ‘The Eagles’ had hoped to begin construction on the £75-100 million regeneration plan this summer.

However, negotiations continue with Croydon Council over Crystal Palace’s planning gain or  Section 106 obligations to fund transport and community improvement initiatives. This is an integral part of the planning permission and agreement needs to be completed before work can start.

Reports on notes from the most recent Crystal Palace Supporters’ Trust meeting on 8th May explain how negotiations with the council were “complex” and as a result the start date for construction is likely to be put back: “No significant developments could be confirmed since the last meeting in respect of the ‘new’ stand and training ground, negotiations were continuing but complex.”

In Lewisham, we know this to be the case, the Millwall FC regeneration plans remain slow, the Section 106 agreement has not returned to the Strategic Planning Committee since this was called for in 2017 see blog post here:

Delayed Regeneration

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