Brentford Football Club signs legal agreement with Hounslow Council.
Hounslow Council and Brentford Football Club have signed the Section 106 Planning Agreement, which has enabled the Council this week to issue the formal Planning Permission for the new Community Stadium at Lionel Road South, together with 910 residential units, a hotel and improvements to the public realm.
The grant of Planning Permission comes after a significant period of discussions and negotiations with the Mayor of London's office and Transport for London, as well as the London Borough of Hounslow as Planning Authority to secure the social, economic and environmental benefits for the Football Club, the Brentford FC Community Sports Trust charity and the surrounding community.
The Club submitted its planning application on May 31 2013.
Hounslow Council Planning Committee resolved on December 5 2013 to grant planning permission subject to the conclusion of the Section 106 Agreement.
This decision was endorsed by the Mayor of London’s office at the Greater London Authority (GLA) in February and in March the Planning Minister, Nick Boles, confirmed the decision after it had been referred to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.
The Club, the Trust and the fans at Brentford FC appreciate all of the work that Hounslow, TFL and the GLA have put into these discussions in order for the Club to take this very important step towards a sustainable future in a new stadium that has significant benefits for Brentford, Hounslow more generally and West London.
Commenting on the issuing of the planning permission, the Chairman of Brentford FC, Cliff Crown said: “Signing the S106 Agreement is another significant step towards our goal of playing in a new community stadium.
"I’d like to thank all parties involved in finalising the document including Hounslow Council, the Brentford FC Community Sports Trust and our project team. Prior to commencing construction, further work is required including the completion of the Development Agreement with our preferred development partner.
"We remain focused on working with local residents, community groups and local businesses as the development proceeds."
Leader of Hounslow Council, Councillor Steve Curran said: "This agreement seals a great deal for The Bees, Brentford and the whole borough. It’s another sign that Hounslow is fast becoming a place of real opportunity in London."