Neighbours' traffic fears over Tottenham Hotspur plans for new 500-seater stand at Enfield training ground

Tottenham's training ground in Enfield could see floodlights and a new 500-seater stand installed

Tottenham's training ground in Enfield could see floodlights and a new 500-seater stand installed

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Tottenham Hotspur football club are planning to build a 500-seater stand at their training ground to the dismay of nearby residents.

Spurs players train every day at the multi-million pound facility in Whitewebbs Lane, Bulls Cross and the Premier League club hopes to raise new floodlighting as well as the 500-seater stand.

The site, which sits on green belt land, has prompted concerns among people living nearby.

Joseph Davy of Hawthorn Grove, to the south of the training ground, is concerned for the amount of traffic this could cause.

He said: “This is ridiculous; the club is trying to fit 500 more people onto an area which is already congested. This will only result in more problems and those roads cannot cope.”

Alex Motolla, 69, of Goat Lane, Enfield, said: “This is just another piece they are adding to their growing takeover of the area. I am all for promoting sport in the area but why would a football club’s training ground need to pack in half a thousand people.

“They aren’t going to be playing their fixtures there are they?”

A Tottenham Hotspur spokesman said that the club is sensitive to the surrounding environment and the stand will not increase traffic.

He said: “The club is committed to providing a training centre that is sensitive to its surrounding environment and extremely sustainable.

"The proposed academy stand has been designed extremely sensitively and will only cater for existing academy spectator numbers and therefore will not increase traffic movements along Whitewebbs Lane. The re-siting of the consented floodlights has been located to minimise impact on the green belt and the conservation area."

The plans are due to be decided by Enfield Borough Council's planning committee on Tuesday, February 25.

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11:29am Wed 19 Feb 14

EN1girl says...

Why are people who live nowhere near the training ground getting involved? The training ground is in a sparsely populated area and what extra traffic there is will have no impact on those living in, for example, Hawthorn Grove.
Why are people who live nowhere near the training ground getting involved? The training ground is in a sparsely populated area and what extra traffic there is will have no impact on those living in, for example, Hawthorn Grove. EN1girl
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5:43pm Thu 20 Feb 14

rummer says...

This was already a green belt area that gor built on, you try driving down that road at normal times why do they need a 500 seat stand is white hart lane that small they cant do open days there
This was already a green belt area that gor built on, you try driving down that road at normal times why do they need a 500 seat stand is white hart lane that small they cant do open days there rummer
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6:00pm Sun 23 Feb 14

long67 says...

rummer wrote:
This was already a green belt area that gor built on, you try driving down that road at normal times why do they need a 500 seat stand is white hart lane that small they cant do open days there
Can some one please remind me as to what Council allowed this football club to build on green belt land in the first place.
I am sure everyone would like to know, as we are due to have Local Elections in May.
[quote][p][bold]rummer[/bold] wrote: This was already a green belt area that gor built on, you try driving down that road at normal times why do they need a 500 seat stand is white hart lane that small they cant do open days there[/p][/quote]Can some one please remind me as to what Council allowed this football club to build on green belt land in the first place. I am sure everyone would like to know, as we are due to have Local Elections in May. long67
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