Spurs gain approval for latest development work

Tottenham Hotspur has received planning permission to build new homes and a cinema complex near the Premier League club’s stadium.

The Enfield Independent and Football.London report that Tottenham, which moved into its new 62,000-seat stadium in April 2019, has been cleared by Haringey Council to build 72 homes and a cinema on Tottenham High Road.

The work will be carried out at a site formerly occupied by the Tottenham and Edmonton Weekly Herald newspaper and the Cusha and Son printworks. The project is also set to include commercial, business and service space.

The scheme forms part of Tottenham’s long-term vision to develop the area around its new stadium, which was built across the road from the club’s old White Hart Lane ground. Tottenham is also awaiting approval to build a further 867 homes on sites known as Goods Yard and The Depot.

The Tottenham High Road housing will be built on a site of up to seven storeys high. The plans were approved by Haringey Council during a committee meeting last week.

In other news, Tottenham and fellow Premier League club Manchester City have joined forces with beer partner Heineken to support a campaign to remove single-use plastics from football.

#NoPlasticFansHere seeks to inspire football fans, hospitality venues and the general public to embrace more sustainable and environmentally friendly alternatives to reduce their carbon footprint.

As part of the campaign, Heineken UK has commissioned sculptor Sarah Turner to create two life-sized plastic fan sculptures made entirely of reclaimed recyclable plastic waste. The sculptures will be on display at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and City’s Etihad Stadium.

Tottenham was last year named the Premier League’s greenest club following a study carried out by the UN-backed Sport Positive Summit and BBC Sport.

James Crampton, corporate affairs director for Heineken UK, said: “Over the past 10 years, we have laid a solid foundation with our sustainability strategy, Brew a Better World, which focuses on the environment, social sustainability and responsible consumption. However, there is still much work to be done, we are on a journey just like every other business and individual on this planet, to make positive changes to reduce our impact on the planet.

“Together with forward-thinking partners like Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur, we hope to inspire others by demonstrating the benefit small changes can have on our planet’s future. We hope our #NoPlasticFansHere campaign will do just that and spark a conversation among football fans and the wider public, encouraging more people to choose plastic-free, sustainable options where possible.”

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