Members of a planning committee have deferred an application from Tottenham Hotspur Football Club to build a 500-seater stand at their training ground.

The controversial plan would the premier league side erect the stand at their Enfield base in Whitewebbs Lane in Bulls Cross.

The club also applied for new floodlighting.

At an Enfield Borough Council planning meeting this evening, Councillor Ertan Hurer suggested all members of the committee should visit the site to determine what action should be taken.

Resident Jill Simpson has campaigned against the plans since Spurs announced its initial proposals to move to the site in 2008.

She said: “The report recommends the application be granted and Spurs’ need has been cited as the main reason and probably the only reason. The new developments are, despite how it has been worded in the report, against all national and local planning laws for the green belt.

“If you or I lived in the green belt in a conservation area, would we be allowed to build a permanent structure that would affect our neighbours just because a club we were a member of required it?”

Members of the committee voted in favour of the deferral and will now make a visit to the Enfield site before making a decision.