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Spurs get green light for stadium complex developments

Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur has reportedly been given the green light to build a new extreme sports venue and community health centre next to its stadium.

Haringey Council has approved revised applications submitted by Tottenham, according to football.london.

The club had submitted planning applications for the two buildings back in 2016, three years before Tottenham Hotspur Stadium opened. Football.london notes that although permission was granted, further applications needed to be submitted before five years had lapsed.

It is reported that Tottenham submitted these revised plans earlier this year and Haringey Council has now approved the proposals. The extreme sports building will be located on the south side of Tottenham’s 62,000-seat stadium, with the community health centre to be situated on the north side.

The extreme sports venue, which is set to be called Extreme SportsHub, will feature climbing walls and a dive tank. Haringey Council’s planning department said in a report that the building would deliver a “unique leisure facility” and attract visitors from far afield.

According to football.london, Tottenham is still seeking operators for both the extreme sports venue and the community health centre, which the planning committee said would “help secure the additional health care provision needed to support the area’s planned growth in population”.

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which cost more than £1bn (€1.2bn/$1.4bn) to build, opened in April 2019. Tottenham has yet to secure a naming rights sponsor for the venue, which also stages NFL games through a long-term agreement with the American football league.

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