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£100m new scheme for Selhurst – but no one’s told Sainsbury’s

Inside Croydon

How Palace’s architects have drawn the futuristic new stand at Selhurst Park

Questions have been raised about plans, unveiled today, for a redeveloped Selhurst Park stadium for Crystal Palace Football Club.

The club has been considering up-grading Selhurst Park for at least five years. Yet sources at Croydon Town Hall say that the blueprints for the scheme were only presented to the council’s planning department within the past fortnight for pre-application discussions, and there is a suggestion that the club is yet to open discussions with Sainsbury’s, who operate a superstore on the football ground site.

Unmentioned at today’s launch and in the glossy presentation which was slavishly published at the weekend by a Guildford-based, small-circulation newspaper, is that the scheme would also require the demolition of seven houses, on Wooderson Close, and that this would need a Compulsory Purchase Order through the council.

The scheme is large enough that…

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