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Jan172018

Trust urges Fulham fans to support Riverside Stand planning application

The Fulham Supporters' Trust is urging all Fulham fans to express their support for Fulham Football Club's plans to redevelop the Riverside Stand to Hammersmith and Fulham Council before the close of the public consultation on Friday.

Fulham Football Club's full planning application can be viewed on the Hammersmith and Fulham Council website here.

The Trust have submitted a formal submission to the Council, which can be read here, and have written to all our members and supporters outlining the reasons why we believe the latest iteration of Craven Cottage redevelopment plans are worthy of public support, including:

  • improvement of spectating and matchday facilities
  • improved look of ground
  • enabling historic Craven Cottage site to continue to be used for high level professional football, enhancing value of listed buildings continuing being used for the primary purpose
  • opening up of river walk, completing stretch from Hammersmith to Putney, benefit to wider community and environment
  • amenity provided for residents on non-matchdays in that part of Fulham

The Trust would urge supporters to sign the petition hosted on the Club's website, but, if you are able to write to the Council, individual letters detailing your reasons for support, tend to have greater credence with planners than standard, or form, letters. You can write to Hammersmith & Fulham Council, King Street, London W6 9JU, citing application reference 2017/04662/FUL, or submit your comments via the Council's online planning portal here.

Following the end of the publication consultation, it is expected that the Council will make a decision on the application by the end of April.

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