After gaining planning from Croydon Council, Crystal Palace FC has confirmed it will start work on its Selhurst Park stadium redevelopment at the end of the 2018/19 season. Negotiations will now continue with the council over the terms of the Club’s Section 106 obligations to fund transport and community improvement initiatives. The council will refer the application to the London Mayor, and the planning permission will be issued once he has approved it.
Cornwall Council’s officers have recommended that councillors approve £3m from its ring-fenced economic development fund to build the proposed Cornwall Stadium, and to ask the Government to contribute the other £3m. The Stadium for Cornwall group, made up of the Cornish Pirates, Truro and Penwith College and Truro City Football Club, have asked Cornwall Council for £6m. Each has contributed £2m, with another £300,000 coming from Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL), the non-profit company that runs Cornwall’s leisure centres. The group had previously said it would borrow the final £2m but now has a plan to raise it through crowd funding.