Tottenham FC plans to build academy on green belt land

A state-of-the-art facility and training grounds on council green space is proposed by Tottenham FC.

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is to submit plans to create a new academy on green belt land later this spring. The club wants to build the state-of-the-art facility and training grounds on the land, owned by the London Borough of Enfield. Critics are against the plans because the public green space surrounds the historic Myddelton House and Bulls Cross sports ground, dating from Tudor times. The club wants to create multi-million-pound facilities for its first team and academy players including at least 10 football pitches, a fitness and rehabilitation centre, a gym, hydrotherapy treatment areas and changing rooms. A Spurs representative said the club hopes to submit the plans to the council in the next month after concluding its consultations. “There were some people, such as the Enfield Preservation Society, against the plans but there were some who were pro,” he said. Spurs and residents have had a meeting to discuss the proposals but some are expected to object to the plans when they are submitted. Enfield Council has already decided to grant the club a 75-year conditional lease for the land if it gets the planning permission.

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