This post was first published by Croydon Advertiser on 02/02/2018.
New photo of Crystal Palace’s redeveloped Selhurst Park is released as club say planning application is submitted
The photo shows what the stand would look like next to the Sainsbury’s on Whitehorse Lane.
The new photo was unveiled today (Friday, February 2) on Steve Parish’s Instagram account, along with a comment that said: “Planning submitted today. Please be vocal and visible in your support, it is essential to making this happen. #cpfc #newselhurst.”
While the planning application is currently not available to view on Croydon Council’s website a club spokesman said there haven’t been any changes since the plans were first unveiled.
From the new photo, we can see in more detail how the neighbouring Sainsbury’s store would be affected.
There was some surprise when it was revealed that Sainsbury’s was unaware the club was about to announce new stadium plans.
Both the supermarket chain’s car park and the club’s car park would lose some spaces because of the redevelopment of Selhurst Park’s Main Stand.
The stadium plans went before a pre-planning meeting at the council on January 25, where members of the project team revealed their plans.
A public exhibition was also held in January where supporters and local residents were invited to come and meet the project team to ask questions about the redevelopment.
One resident who will be displaced if the plans go ahead spoke about this saying “you can’t stop progress”.
In response to the fact houses would be demolished, the club stated they would help fund new homes the tenants would be moved to.
What the redevelopment entails
The rebuild will increase the capacity of Selhurst Park from 26,000 to 34,000 and will cost between £75 million and £100 million.
Designed by KSS, a stadium architect that has also redeveloped Anfield and Twickenham, the focal point of the renovation is the construction of a new five-storey Main Stand.
This will have an all-glass front inspired by the famous Crystal Palace.
As part of the proposal, the length of the pitch will also increase to make it compliant with UEFA regulations and eligible to host international football.