Government approves new Brentford Football Club stadium

An artist's impression of a new stadium for Brentford at Lionel Road Image copyright Brentford FC
Image caption The new stadium will be part of a scheme including 910 homes

Brentford Football Club have secured final approval for their new 20,000-seater stadium from the government.

The plan required confirmation from the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Planning because Hounslow Council granted permission but English Heritage raised objections.

The public body had concerns about the impact of tower blocks and a hotel being built to pay for the stadium.

The club said it was a "once in a generation chance" for a new home.

Jagdish Sharma, leader of Hounslow Council, said: "This is great news for Brentford Football Club and the borough.

"It not only means the Bees will have a top-class stadium, it will help the continuing rejuvenation of Brentford itself."

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