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Planning approval granted for £100m Selhurst Park scheme

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KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on a planning committee outcome which was never in any doubt

How the new stand at Selhurst Park will look

This was one fixture in the 2017-2018 season which Crystal Palace Football Club were never going to lose.

Croydon Council’s planning committee last night voted unanimously in favour of Palace’s £100million proposal to expand their home ground at Selhurst Park. The matter was such a foregone conclusion that Steve Parish, the club chairman, didn’t even bother to hang around in the Town Hall to witness the vote.

Parish had given what has been described as an “emotional” presentation to the committee. “This is a lot more than just a planning application to me,” Parish said. To be fair, though, no one thought the businessman, who is reckoned to be worth £45million, was at the Town Hall to get a new conservatory built.

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