Tottenham to go ahead with stadium plans

The company opposing the building of a new stadium for Tottenham has had its appeal rejected by the High Court, it was confirmed on Friday.

Tottenham have plans in place to create a 56,000-seater stadium at the cost of £400million next to their current White Hart Lane home.

However, Archway Sheet Metal Works, based in Paxton Road, Tottenham, claimed that the club have used an invalid compulsory purchase order and asked the order to be quashed.

That appeal was rejected on Friday, which should allow Spurs to proceed with their development plans.

“Mr Justice Dove rejected Archway’s challenge to the Compulsory Purchase Order on all grounds,” a statement from Tottenham read.

“Following this, Archway, the owners of the last remaining land to be acquired for the stadium site, requested permission to appeal the judgment and this was refused by Mr Justice Dove who concluded that an appeal had no reasonable prospect of success. Archway now have 21 days in which to apply to the Court of Appeal.

“While there is still therefore a possibility of a further appeal, the hope must be that this High Court decision will now allow us to progress what is widely recognised as the flagship development in the regeneration of Tottenham.”