Tottenham get stadium boost as Archway drop appeal

Spurs can now progress with the long-running Northumberland Development Project after the sheet metal work company opted against appealing a previous High Court ruling
Tottenham have received a boost in their bid to build a new stadium as Archway Sheet Metal Works have confirmed that they will not appeal the High Court’s decision to refuse their challenge of Spurs’ compulsory purchase order.

Archway have been long-standing opponents of Spurs’ Northumberland Development Project, which would see a new stadium, with a capacity of 56,000, built in place of the current White Hart Lane.

Tottenham, who announced the plans to build a new stadium in 2007, will now endeavor to agree a compensation amount payable to Archway and can finally press ahead with construction of the stadium.

A club statement read: "The Club has received confirmation that Archway Steel will not be applying to the Court of Appeal for permission to appeal the High Court's decision last month to refuse their legal challenge of the Compulsory Purchase Order.

"The next step will be to vest the land in Haringey Council's ownership and to agree the compensation amount payable to Archway.

"We shall also continue to seek to reach an agreement with Archway by private treaty."