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Brentford FC submits £100m stadium plans

11 Jun 13 Brentford Football Club has submitted £100m plans for a new stadium and a residential development to fund it, despite missing out on promotion to the Championship.

The Bees came third in League One last season but once again failed in the play-offs, something their fans have grown used to, having seen it happen six times before.

The club is planning to move from its existing stadium at Griffin Park to a new purpose-built 20,000-capacity stadium at a site in Lionel Road South, Brentford.

The move has been planned for 15 years. The project developed in June 2012, when the club bought a 7.6 acre site in Lionel Road from Barratt Homes, which had originally acquired the site in 2008 for a development in partnership with the club.

The planning application submitted to Hounslow Council includes 910 apartments. As a result of feedback from the public the club has reduced the height of the residential development and ask the club’s owner, Matthew Benham, to underwrite a larger funding gap in order for the scheme to go ahead.

The site, currently occupied by industrial tenants, is between Kew Bridge station and the elevated M4 motorway close to Chiswick roundabout.

The aim is to complete the new stadium by July 2016.

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