Vital Football

Latest Chelsea FC News

Chelsea`s Ground Development Problem

Chelsea`s Ground Development Problem

Those of you who might be wondering as to why the development of Stamford Bridge has appeared to stall, might find the following interesting.

It would appear that the development is being held up by one crucial problem, a solitary dwelling that will be deprived of light.

It seems that this dwelling, a cottage, is situated the other side of the railway line and in a different borough.

However, the towering development that the new Stamford Bridge will be, will deprive the Crosthwaites of light in the residence they have lived in for the past fifty years.

Naturally, Chelsea have tried to mediate and have offered the family substantial amounts of money to seek legal advice and also as compensation for their lack of light once the new development is completed.

However, Chelsea have now asked the local council to intervene in an attempt to prevent the referenced family seeking an injunction to half the development of our new home.

Unless the stand-off can be resolved, there is the risk that the development might never be undertaken plus there`s also the growing problem of the longer any work is delayed the higher the costs will spiral.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Friday January 12 2018
Time: 12:53PM


it is due to get sorted next Monday so i have read
12/01/2018 13:22:00
A simple alternative solution, would be to put a 3rd tier on the MH stand, knock down the Shed end completely, along with the Hotel and then build a new 3 tier Shed end mirroring the new MH end. Problem solved, 58k, no need to move to Wembley for 4 years and would be a third of the cost. Taking away any danger of having to borrow £1billion, which somehow we would have to pay back, which could put us back to where we were 40 years ago.
12/01/2018 13:58:00
The cover over the tracks to extend the East Stand would actually not block out any sunlight as it would be north of the cottage. The tracks run in a mostly northward or north westerly direction so how the residents of the cottage can say the cover of them would block out sunlight (London is of course in the northern hemisphere for any ficko Gooners or Mancs) is something perhaps that the local council and the club should take into consideration when looking at the validity of this claim. Any sunlight would come from where the photograph was taken and that would not be hindered by the cover over the tracks. Mr. Abramovic can send me a cheque for my consultancy fee and a free season ticket in the hospitality suites.
13/01/2018 01:08:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Chelsea Articles

Does Playing Hazard as a False Number 9 Really Work?

This season, when Antonio Conte has found his options to be limited, the Italian has decided to play Eden Hazard as a false number nine.

International Football...Is it just me

There's breaks are very inconvenient, this is the business end of the season, we don't need it

Chelsea`s Caballero Makes International Debut

It`s been a good couple of days for Willy Caballero.

Who Is The Premier League's Penalty Save King?

Another boring international break has hit this March, so if you've ever wondered who has saved the most penalties in Premier League history - wonder no more!

Chelsea Archived Articles

Vital Chelsea articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email
no email
Stan Wenners
no email
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Do you support your national football team
Suggested By: techlec2000
Couldn't care less!100%
Vaguely Interested!0%
Only in Tournaments!0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Chelsea Results (view all)

Chelsea Fixtures

Vital Members League Table

1.Michael Reid90
The Vital Football Members League