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Tottenham submit planning permission for new stadium

Tottenham have taken another step towards building their new stadium by submitting planning permission with hopes to be playing there by 2012.

The stadium will be built almost exactly on the site of 36,000-capacity White Hart Lane, the team’s current ground, and will have a capacity of 56,250 including a new single-tier stand comprising 63 rows of seats. The development will also include a 150-room hotel and more than 400 homes.

The cost of the project is believed to be a figure similar to the £400 million Arsenal spent in building the Emirates stadium.

"Our desire from the outset has been to create a scheme of major benefit for local people and to deliver the most fan-friendly stadium in Europe," said Spurs chairman Daniel Levy. "The inclusion of a new single-tier stand combined with a fantastic stadium design demonstrates our absolute commitment to create the most atmospheric stadium for our supporters.

"We have designed what will be a vibrant area 365 days a year and not a stadium with dead space surrounding it."

The new stadium is a potential venue to be included in England's 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids.

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