Leicester City Football Club has submitted its hybrid planning application to Leicester City Council for the proposed development of the King Power Stadium site.
The submission follows an extensive pre-application public consultation, which ran between August and September this year.
During this period, the Club received thousands of pieces of written and in-person feedback from stakeholders throughout the local communities, including local authorities, businesses, community groups, neighbours, fans and other interested parties.
The application will now be validated by Leicester City Council before being determined by the planning committee in the first few months of next year.
Ahead of that decision, the Club said it hopes to be given permission to start some early enabling works on site, which it applied for last month.
Leicester City Football Club revealed initial plans for the expansion and development of King Power Stadium earlier this year, as part of a public consultation that shaped the club’s planning submission.
The plans include proposals for the addition of 8,000 seats at King Power Stadium, taking the capacity to 40,000, as well as a 220-room hotel and a multi-purpose event and entertainment arena. Watch a video about the exciting plans here.
There are also proposals for a new Leicester City retail space, residential and commercial space, and multi-storey car parking facilities – enhancements to the site that can further the evolution of both the Football Club and the city.
Since introducing its proposals to the public in August, the Club has completed the acquisition of a further property adjoining the site, previously occupied by EON.
While this area does not form part of the current hybrid planning application, its acquisition will enable the Club to consider its potential role in the site’s future development in due course.
The Club has extends its thanks to its external project team – including project managers Legends International; planning and development consultants Turley; and architects KSS – for their ongoing contributions, and Leicester City Council for its participation and consideration for the project to this stage.
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