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New football club grounds approved for Chislehurst

PUBLISHED: 07:00 16 March 2018

The new ground is to be developed at Flamingo Park in Chislehurst. Picture: Google

The new ground is to be developed at Flamingo Park in Chislehurst. Picture: Google

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Plans by the Cray Wanderers Football Club to construct a new ground at Chislehurst have been approved.

The new ground will include residential housing, and is to go ahead subject to a legal agreement, on the Flamingo Park Club.

The Development Control Committee resolved to grant planning permission for the construction on the A20, and the decision is also subject to potential direction by the Mayor of London or the Secretary of State.

Cllr Peter Dean, chairman of the development control committee, said: “There are very special circumstances which the committee was persuaded by, even though the site is classified as Green Belt.

“Cray Wanderers Football Club is the second oldest club in the world, and there is planning merit in the proposal, with much needed increased sporting provision for the community.

“The amount of affordable housing that will be generated is extremely positive too.”

The new ground will comprise a clubhouse and stands, along with 42 residential units made up of 26 three-bedroom storey terraced dwellings, 12 two-bedroom flats and four one-bedroom flats.

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